Happy Monday everyone.. and Happy President’s Day. I wanted to let everyone know about a project I started in December and challenge everyone to do a little more in 2013. This isn’t our normal fashion or beauty talk, but giving back is truly the most fashionable thing you can do.
As I was packing my house this holiday season I was touched by the amount of people suffering in America. During the holiday season people often donate to toys to families in need, but the need of the hard economic times are felt all year-long for some families. I constantly saw children with no coats or gloves walking around town during this cold season. I soon realized a lot of immediate issues impacting American families could be solved by simply sacrificing a weekly habit temporarily. Do we all give back? Yes, but there is so much more we could all do. Giving back doesn’t cost anything, but the change you can make can last a lifetime.
We buy what we want immediately, from foods for a 7-day to diet, to the latest app or running shoes, but what are we willing to sacrifice for the sake of others People often think they would give more if they had more, but that is normally not the case. So I pose the question: Can the small sacrifices we make daily really make a big impact? The answer is a resounding Yes!! During the holiday season I enlisted some food and design celebrities (a perk from my day job of being an editor) and asked them to participate in this challenge. Later this month I will bring your stories of what each participate gave up and how they made their sacrifice count.
I am starting the 6 Day Challenge tomorrow, but just like a diet you can start any day of the week. I am hoping this challenge will inspire you to do more and realize that you can make a big difference. Find out tomorrow what guilty pleasure I am sacrificing.
The Small Sacrifices Count 6 Day Challenge
Step 1: Small Sacrifice- Pledge to sacrifice an item you buy on a regular basis for 6 days
Step 2: Make It Count- Turn the amount of money collected into something bigger for someone else.
Do More: Get your family, friends, co-workers involved and do this challenge together. Host or attend a Small Sacrifices Count party and encourage guests to bring sacrifices instead of gifts.
Why Sacrifice Something vs. Writing a Check: Sacrificing something small sheds a light on the small amounts we spend frivolously.
Examples of Small Sacrifices to Give Up
1. Buying Lunch
2. Happy Hour
3. Dining Out or Fast Food