Monday, March 3, 2014

Flying, Coach, Because I Said I Would

Mama and The Dadster are home from Florida! As a "Thank you for not burning the house down" gift they brought me a sweet little Coach clutch. I know what you are wondering and YES this is an actual reason to give me a gift. I once (on accident) started a small, YET CONTAINED fire while I was house sitting. 


In the words of Stevie Wonder...."Isn't She Lovely,It's she beautiful"! You know I love my pink (and my coach purses)! 

I am basically carrying around (coach) luggage as a purse right now. I think my shoulders and back cracked in delight at this little lady but I had to down size. 

What is in my bag? I ALWAYS have 
One pair of prescription glasses (in a case)
One pair of prescription sunglasses (in a case)
Contact lenses
Nail clippers
Enough medicine to supply a nursing home 
8-10 lip glosses
Mascara and
My wallet which is actually a (coach) wristlets 

As I was deciding what trash treasures to keep and which to shred, I stumbled upon something I had cut  tore out of a magazine. Yes, I am that girl. I cut and/or rip out articles, recipes, pictures of cute outfits...whatever. I also still mail said articles/pictures to family/friends or bring into work for a co-workers. If I see something I think you will like or laugh, it's going in my purse. 

A little to late.....

When I was coming home from my last trip, I was reading "Spirit" magazine. I was flying Southwest/Airtran and it's their in flight magazine. I was a little too late because what I was really wanting to read was an article in November 2013 (and this was January 2014). I can honestly and sincerely say, this was the first (and only) time the letters to the editors caught and kept my attention. People were so moved by this November article, I needed to know more. So, I ripped off  out the page and stuck it in my purse with all intentions of "researching" it later. 

"The Every Day Action Hero" was a man named Alex Sheen.  Alex (I'm acting like we are friends and on a first name basis) found the "because i said I would" website/movement in honor of his father.

I like to think I'm a person of my word, which is what made this so interesting to me. It was THAT simple. His message is "a promise made, a promise kept". 

Because I said I would is a social movement and nonprofit organization dedicated to bettering humanity through the power of a promise. To encourage positive change and acts of kindness, we send promise cards to anywhere in the world at no cost. People use these cards to remember the importance of their word, for promises both big and small.

I can't possibly do justice to this movement in my little blog, but encourage everyone to check out Alex's website. Its so simple and so powerful. People make a promise and keep it! Sadly, I sit here mind blown! So many times I hear words that don't mean much (if anything). 

Can you imagine what could be accomplished if everyone did this? People would actually have to be aware and honor their words. Tonight I'm going to make 10 of my own "because I said I would" cards and encourage everyone else to do so too and hope you will share! 


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