May 2, 2011

Shine Service Project

With the radiant Ashley from The Shine Project
Anne and I organizing at the donation center.
The other amazing ladies who helped out!
There are a million different things in the world that can create happiness for an individual.  One of the greatest ways of all is through serving others.  We have a tendency to spend day to day wrapped up in our own lives, focusing on our own problems, no matter the measure.  Every once in a while, like my Hubby always says, "change the channel".  Focusing on others helps us gain a fresh perspective on life, so that when we change the channel back to ourselves, we feel happier.  Happier because we were able to help in some way.  Happier because we put a smile on someone who maybe hasn't smiled in a while.  Happier for the kindness we gave and the kindness we received.  And in all those moments, we suddenly feel grateful beyond measure for all the blessings we are given. 
I felt just that this Saturday when I met up with Ashley from The Shine Project and other amazing ladies to help out at a local domestic violence shelter.  I really believe in Ashley's cause that inspires each and every single one of us to shine.  So, go ahead, shine, and be a light unto others.  I know it's in you!     

24 comments:

Hailey Nichelle said...

Thats so awesome! I love doing stuff like this :)

kudos to you!

xoxo
-H.

http://hailoblog.blogspot.com

marissa from the boot said...

that's so great! high fives all around. :)

Cassie Lee said...

Your an inspiration in so many ways!!! Keep it up girl!

catkozuch said...

Absolutely love this and agree! I would love to do something for The Shine Project! Amazing girlfriend!!

xoxo

Rissy said...

love the "change the channel" to focus on someone else statement!

I think what you ladies did is absolutely fantastic! cant wait to see what Ashley has ahead for us.

CarissaExplainsItAll

Sist and Sist said...

I love this!

helga said...

so cool! :)

Alisha said...

What a great service project! Way to go, girls!! Shine on!

xoxo

CC said...

Awesome! Our lives are always more worthwhile when we take the time to put others first. :) Great Job!

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

you are all so amazing for spreading kindness!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Eclectic Flair said...

Sending a high five your way, thanks for the inspiration!

Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

Lou said...

Such an amazing cause! It is such a good feeling when you know you have done something good to benefit others.

http://thekeypieces.blogspot.com

Sara B said...

Love this. I've been thinking about this a lot lately, and really trying to live life outside of myself and think about others more. I hate feeling like my life revolves around me. And I love your hubby's quote of "change the channel." So true!

BlueVanilla said...

How cool! Its always fulfilling and fun to help out in different ways!
xx
Hot Pink Day

Lori said...

looks like you girls had so much fun! :) what a great cause!

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

This is such an incredible way to give back!! Thanks for sharing! I will definitely check out the website!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

very cool cause!

Danielle said...

Wow, cue crying! How inspirational. I like that, "Change the channel."

Rachael said...

Love this!
I really want to start helping out in the community. I'm sure it's such a great feeling.
I love 'The Shine Project' and what it stands for! Awesome.
If I lived in Arizona, I would have loved to help out!
Love the t-shirts too!

mimi said...

this is such a lovely post. and you're fully right. helping others is the best way to create happiness for ourselves. really wonderful post.
mademoiselle mimi

Fashion Momma said...

Get it, ladies! THANK YOU for being amazing!

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

This was such a wonderful cause and you all look so cute doing it...shining too! So glad you could be a part of it all and I just love the Shine Project!

Liesl :)

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Anne said...

Katie we are organizing and lifting machines!!! :) love you