More than 200,000 Americans have served in the Peace Corps since its founding in 1961. Volunteering in the Corps often means sacrificing time and effort for the benefit of others. From recognizing a latent love of country, to discovering a belief in “less,” these essayists remind us that time spent in the service of others can offer valuable life lessons in return.
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This week’s essayThe Reverend Charles L. Howard was a student at the University of Pennsylvania, and now he is a chaplain there. In his first year, he was given just three small words of advice, but those words had a large impact on how Howard offers guidance to others, as well as how he looks at life. You can read his full essay here.