She may not be involved in any branch of government, but Sofia Vergara’s presence on a prime time TV show that is on a major network [Modern Family on ABC] and being Latina is a big deal. I hope other shows and networks take note and write more positive female characters. I’m sure they realize it works and is accepted across the board. Let’s keep it moving (and reboot Living Singles while they are at it)!
This weeks Thankful Thursday is an appreciation I have for Michelle Obama(Don’t worry, this won’t get political). You don’t have to agree with her politics or who she is married to, but it’s important to recognize strong, intelligent women who aren’t the “standard” that is all over the media. It’s important to every little girl growing up to not only see this but also let them know they too can get an education and aspire to be something great – no matter what that great thing is because they are just as special.
I hope you have a beautiful Thursday!
There are many times we have ran out of the house and forgot to grab a few extra pads or tampons, but are fortunate enough to either be able to afford to run into any store and buy a new pack or ask a friend to borrow one. What about the other women who can’t? It never occurred to me that homeless women did not have adequate access to what I think a lot of us take for granted – bras, pads and tampons.
We often think if we donate enough old clothes, they should be fine right? Maybe not.
I stumbled upon an article in Huffington Post about this topic, and saw a local charity gathers feminine products, also including new bras with tags, and delivers them to homeless shelters in need. I am so moved by this I want to have my own party to gather items as well to help. If you are as sick as I am of all those invites to parties where one friend is now selling yet another fad product, put the money you were going to waste to good use. Help out a woman that is in need.
The name of the charity in my area is Distributing Dignity. On their site you can make donations as well, or if you are not local and feel inspired, contact local shelters and ask if they are in need of the same products. I’m sure they will be very grateful to accept similar items as well. Every little bit helps!
I wanted to wish you and yours a very happy new year! I hope this year brings you all kinds of excitement, fulfillment, and love. Whether that love is from someone else or you learn to love yourself.
With the lightning speed that life is moving lately, I am very thankful for the little things in my life. The fact that I’m still able to call friends and family, and that I still have genuine friends and family to count on. So many are suffering, mostly in silence, yet throw on the biggest smile in public. If you are one of those people I encourage you to open up, get angry, cry – whatever it takes to release the emotions. If you have been deciding on making that call for professional help, reach out and do it. Take charge of your life and let it become all that you envisioned and imagined. There is a lot of truth that life goes by too fast, and is always too short – make the most of all that you have. We need you, and you are loved(even if you just got off a very passive aggressive phone call with your mother)!
Make tomorrow, and every day after, a positive step in your goals no matter how large or small. Do not let anyone tell you you can’t do anything. You can and you will!