I'm squeezing in on the last day. LOL! I've known Nate for over 20 years and I'm so proud of him and to help with this project! We need more of this and kindness and love in the world! So, here's my story and I'm sticking with it. You can find pictures and such on my instagram and Facebook pages. @passthelovenow and Facebook.com/passthelove. So, here it goes!
I received the card on the 15th. And I had been racking my brain about how I was going to use it. Then I kept putting it off and putting it off because I'm a true procrastinator. One time in college, Nate and I stayed up for 86 hours straight....no joke. Why did we do that? That's another entry for another time. LOL
I visited my Niece a few days ago. She is currently in college at the University of North Texas. She took a hiatus from school for a couple of years and now, she's back focused. The Niece has struggled a little bit...not making smart decisions (hanging out instead of turning in papers), going into debt and the such. She is a wonderful person who always puts others before herself even to her detriment at times. Now, she is more focused, back in school and seems to be on top of her life. So, proud of her! Being a college student also means being poor...not for all, but for most. $20 is a lot for a college student. So, I decided to do 2 gifts this month. I gifted The Niece with $20 and she was soooo happy. "I can buy food!" Man, I remember those days in college. It was more than the $20. It was telling her that I'm proud of her. It was telling her that I see the work she's doing. It was telling her that I will always be there.
I used the actual #GivingCard to purchase socks for victims of domestic abuse. I work with an organization called The Family Peace Project. They always need socks, underwear and hygiene products. I am a sock nerd. I love thick and plush socks. Just feels nice when you have on a good pair of socks. I took the #GivingCard added some extra to it and purchased some socks. My hope is that this small gift brings comfort.
Thanks for the opportunity, Nate! Excited to keep stoking the fire of kindness!!!