he 3rd one was a yard/bake/craft sale. This one I realized that it wasn’t about how much money I was earning. It was about how many people came together. Not just for this beautiful life saving cause, but for me. My friend, Natosha, said that she was going to help me. That she needed to clean out her storage room and needed a reason to do it…that reason was helping me. I had friends that immediately jumped on board. Many friends made donations, my mom, several of her church friends, and my partner in this event, Mandy, made treats, my friend Haley made beautiful wreaths, my friend Lisa donated canvas prints that she had painted, and several of them came out to support my efforts to make my last $500. My friend Trish even stuck around longer than planned to haggle with customers and tell them what they were supporting in their purchases!
I was reminded how a person really attracts to them what they put out in the world. I realized that as much as I think I am not always the best person I can be, that I must be doing something right.
The best part about this last event was that I didn’t care if I met my goal or not anymore. I started the day by merely being grateful for what I had experienced in the journey. The good news is I did meet my goal! What I learned is that as much hatred and heartache and chaos that is in the world right now, there is just as much love, generosity and togetherness all around us and life is truly a beautiful thing.