Hello, my loves!
It's hard to believe summer is ending, leaves are falling, and change is in the air. September is here, and new seasons spark new endeavors. Some of you may be going back to school, others are anticipating and preparing for the holidays, and the rest of you are pushing toward the next chapter in your life. I fall in the final category: I am entering a new chapter, but rather than focusing on how that shift is going to benefit myself, I am determined to learn how it will impact others.
I have been extremely blessed in my career, and I cannot think of a better way to show my appreciation than to pay it forward. I want to share my gratitude by devoting the month of September to giving back: I am donating to Look Good, Feel Better. LGFB makes an unparalleled difference in the lives of cancer patients; they strive to improve self-image through individual, group, and self-help beauty sessions. When one is diagnosed with cancer, they don't need to lose their confidence. The more that they can feel like themselves the healthier their perspective will be.
I would encourage all of you to give back without expecting to receive anything in return. Consider the following questions:
- Which charity would you donate to?
- How can you challenge yourself to step out of your comfort zone and make a difference in the lives of others?
You do not have to donate money to make a difference: You can set aside time to have a conversation with someone who needs a friend. This may be someone you don't talk to regularly, but your time and interest could make an unforgettable impact. Or, you could contribute to someone's lifestyle by donating food and/or clothes. I promise there are endless volunteer opportunities in your community; if you don't know where to begin, Google is always a good starting point.
I want us to challenge ourselves to be different. Let's set ourselves apart and make September a month to remember by donating, volunteering, and/or helping someone in need. I'll be sharing my progress on IG, and I would love if you shared your creative, influential ideas in the comment section of this blog. Let's be a positive influence today, this month, and well, forever...1, 2, 3, GO!