Kayla Worth won the 2014 Earth Goddess Pageant in March, which serves as the precursor to the Earth Jam Music Festival, an annual festival in celebration of Earth Day.
Earth Jam crowns its Goddess with the mission "to bring joy, peace and hope to the world through community awareness, respect and honor for our mother earth, so our future generations have a place to call home."
Worth won the title at the Earth Goddess Pageant, where, like at many a pageant, she answered questions and showed off her talents, including singing an a capella tune. But most importantly she focused on communicating the importance of service, she says.
"I feel that it is beyond important to help others, especially those less fortunate," says Worth, who works with autistic adults for a living. " It changes me every day. It fills me with a sense of purpose and leaves me feeling warm and fuzzy. It's definitely not easy, but it is beyond worth it. It keeps me in check, and I constantly have to be aware of the vibrations I am giving off."
"It's a beautiful feeling to make a difference in people's lives, no matter how small," Worth continues. "Plant seeds of love, water them with love, nurture them with love, and what do you get? More love. There are infinite opportunities everywhere, it's up to us to create them."
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