I’ve always loved sports, women’s basketball to be exact. I am tall so I was naturally good at basketball but it also takes a lot of dedication and hard work. Loving a sport like basketball has had a huge impact on my life in 2 ways: the first gives me a unique hobby and something different from other people. The second way that loving basketball helps is it gives me the opportunity to reach out to people who need encouragement. If I notice that someone is looking down, I invite them to shoot a few hoops with me. I’ve noticed that it almost always cheers them up and I now have a group of regular people that I hang out with on Saturday afternoons just to play around on the basketball court. In this way, I believe I am being kind and helping people to make friends and to improve their mood.