I asked Louise to share her story - the reason behind giving away her $150 fair trade giveaway in October, and the inspiration behind our BIG Gratitude Giveaway for November. Here it is:
do Angel Tree, it's for kids who will not have a Christmas, some of
their wants are super silly, but I pick the needs you can see they really
do need clothes, want something pretty. When someone writes on Angel Tree
"new socks, new clothes, hair stuff" and not "give me a wii," you know
they want and need it. They write down their wishes and their sizes. I never get to meet them, but know in my heart, I may be bringing
confidence into a person's life for school with new clothes, something
fun, something funky. Also we do senior homes and send gifts to the
There is a lady on twitter who got me even more
motivated to help, we are both cancer survivors, its a good way to say
thanks to God and pay it forward. I believe in karma and believe in so
giving giving back, sharing what you have. You can't take it with you so
why be so greedy in life, share - we are all a team here (yes she
embedded that thought into me too), working to make a better place.
Lets stop thinking ME ME ME and start thinking WE WE WE.
I thank you for
the giveaway, and letting me share what I have, thats why I enter to
share a little more, so thank you. Hope all Pay it forward this season,
thinking about what they can give not get, well for me I get alot back
in my heart and spirit. God Bless you!
Thank you, Louise!
Psst...Love that image at the top? Me too - found it here.