52:5

This week’s act of kindness is one of three parts. Plus, I have a lovely contributor for these next few ones as well.

My sister in law is a giver. An awesome one. She always buys my family presents, all throughout the year. For no reason, other than to be sweet to us. Especially Hayden. She is one spoiled little person. A while back, she asked me to do her a favor and be her secretary for the day while she was out of town at work. A check needed to be dropped off for her rent, and though I said on numerous occasions that she didn’t need to, she gave me extra money for helping out.

I tried transferring it back. That didn’t work. I tried giving it back. That didn’t work either. So it’s been sitting in my account. Just collecting dust. Figuratively.

I came up with a plan. I would have her assist me and we would use the money towards this project. I took the money and bought 3 separate gift cards.

I wanted to be able to give back some love to my stellar assistance though. What girl doesn’t love clothes?! Especially super rad ones. Enter Sevenly.

I stumbled upon them on Instagram and fell in love. They are an online organization that not only has great clothing for your whole family, along with accessories and home décor, but each week they showcase a different charity and a portion of your sale goes to that cause.

This week’s focus is bullying. The charity that is featured has a main focus of girl on girl bullying in school. Go check out the story of the Kind Campaign HERE.

Any form of bullying is unacceptable. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous about my children starting school. The world is a scary place, and as parents there is only so much you can do to protect your children from harm’s way. It’s heartbreaking to think about how cruel people can be. While I’d love to be able to hide in the bushes at Hayden’s school and give an earful to those little brats who pick on kids, that’s not exactly the right answer. The best thing we can do as parents, as friends, as adults, is set an example. Kindness is easy. And it’s powerful.

We are all different and unique. We all have quirks and flaws and most of us have at LEAST one really annoying characteristic. But we each have our own story, and I am a firm believer that no matter how different I may seem from someone, I can find one common thread with them. I might have to dig really hard, but it’s there.

That being said, I ordered a sweatshirt to help support the cause. I won’t tell you the final decision since I don’t want to spoil the surprise for her since I know she’ll be reading this. But here are a few examples of what you can pick from if you choose to order this week to help out the Kind Campaign.

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You don’t have to spend money to support this cause. Simply be kind. Treats others fairly and respectfully. We all have hearts, we all have feelings. We are all human.

One thought on “52:5

  1. One day I would love to share my experience with you from a mother’s perspective. Going through that made me see things in a whole new light and realize the level that it has become and the toll it can take on your child. Bullying also isn’t just for kids, adults bully each other too. You are right that it is unacceptable on every level. It made me happy to see you support the anti-bullying cause. It is one that is very dear to my heart and I wish more people would take the time to realize how important it really is. From my experience, people don’t want to take a stand and get involved because it isn’t being done to them. I think that people see someone else hurting and they walk away as opposed to speaking up. They also may think that words don’t hurt, but they do. It doesn’t matter whether it is a child or an adult being bullied. Words hurt worse than a physical wound sometimes and knowing they have at least one person standing by their side, speaking up on their behalf, means everything.

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