Kind, thoughtful and compassionate! She even gets an extra “r” in her name because she deserves it. We met when our youngest children were in kindergarten – many years ago – even though neither her nor I have actually gotten older (wink, wink). We never hung out or ran in the same circle but every time I saw her, at all the countless school activities, we would greet each other and even hug. I was drawn to her for some reason, not just because she is beautiful on the outside, but my soul felt we shared something. The Lord knew what He was doing way back then. But doesn’t He always know??? Fast forward through time and land several years ago. I can’t quite remember how it happened, due to the fact that we’ve always had a connection, but she invited me on a beach trip. Just her and I. Girl time. I had been very sick with an undiagnosed autoimmune disorder, so I wasn’t feeling my fun and silly self. This lent itself to us spending hours talking. For whatever reason we both opened up about our past and our present lives – the ups and downs. This is when I discovered why I was always captivated by her. We had both experienced and lived through some real nightmares. I won’t divulge those here. I will leave them where they are – in the past. For today, here is the good . . . I am BLESSED to call her my friend and am honored to know her. She is one of the most humble and truly genuine people I know. She isn’t afraid to fight for what she believes in and fight for others is what she does. She is co-founder of the Homeless Period Project. Go look it up! You’ll be inspired. Much Peace and Love Y’all!
Happy First Day of November! November makes me think of several things but one would be THANKSGIVING. I know we will hear several times over the next few weeks, “I’m thankful for . . .” in the spirit of this wonderful holiday. We should be thankful but to be honest I have never in my forty years thought about the last part of this word – “Thanksgiving”. I am thankful for many people, things, etc. But do I thank-GIVE? I will say it again, the founding belief of our company, Look for the good . . . , is to bring you inspiring positivity one breath at a time. All of our products are a reflection of this very idea and I want our actions to be the same. These next couple of sentences are from a YouTube video – How Do Homeless Women Cope With Their Periods? | NSFWomen Every month, thousands of homeless women are placed in a crisis situation when they get their periods. From dealing with infections to being unable to purchase sanitary supplies, keeping safe and clean isn’t easy on the streets. Also, it was recently brought to my attention, by one of my dear friends, that teenage girls are in desperate need of these products. Did you know there are middle and high school girls who have to skip school when they have their periods because they do not have any feminine products? They are embarrassed. Did you know the school system can give out only one sanitary napkin at a time? As if teenagers don’t have enough to deal with already, now girls can’t even go to school or concentrate in class for the fear of “having an accident”. I don’t think twice about picking up what I need from the grocery store. I just get it and go. We don’t think about their parents/guardians not being able to afford these things. Have you thought about when we have hurricanes or other natural disasters and people lose everything – what happens when women have their period and have nothing to use? As you are reading this you are probably just as surprised as I was when I first heard about it. If we aren’t faced with something personally or if we don’t even hear about it, then we typically don’t think about it. We don’t have to! But I am asking you to think about it now. Look for the good . . . is partnering with The Homeless Period Project SC to help girls and women have the products they so desperately need. While you are thankful will you also be thanks – giving? For today, here is the good . . . on Thursday, November, 10th we will be making period packs that go all over South Carolina. Will you please contact me and let’s plan on meeting somewhere for me to get a donation from you. Next time you go to the store please grab any of these much-needed items: Maxi pads, tampons, and pantiliners. Any brand is accepted! You can also follow them on Facebook at The Homeless Period Project SC and on Instagram @thehomelessperiodproject Peace and Love Y’all and Happy November!