Hi friends! Sorry, no Thrifty Thursday post today. Today I’d love to take a moment to talk about something recently that made me pause. Made me step back from my “busy” life and made me want to act. You see, earlier this month Alt Design Summit put out a challenge, a challenge to Alter Your World…
The next time you or your friend does something to better the world, we want to know about it. Did you volunteer at the women’s shelter? Did your friend raise funds for a meaningful cause? Or maybe your friend brightened someone’s day with an act of particular kindness.
It’s been in the back of my mind, then yesterday this act, this act of kindness, hit me like a ton of bricks. Sweet Carrie from Frugal Foodie Mama asked us this week to promote her online bake sale coming up this weekend. And I thought – sure! I help support my blog buds so I tweeted and thought I’d be on my way. But then I read about Kate.
Then I clicked around and read some more. And I was in tears. You see, earlier this year Carrie’s friend Kate was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer. They gave her a 30% chance of surviving this for 5 years. Presently, she is trying to cross off items on her Mommy Bucket List and create as many memories for her children as she can. She has 3 kids under 5. Enter tears. As a mother of two little guys I cannot imagine what Kate is going through. And while we can hope and pray for a cure, Carrie was moved to ACT. She came up with #BakingForKate – an online bake sale where 100% of the proceeds will go to Kate and her family to fund precious memories.
Want to know where I will be this weekend? Bidding on some sweet goodies for Kate. Want to join me? I thought so. First, “Like” the Baking For Kate Facebook Page – that’s where it’s all going down. Next, head over to Frugal Foodie Mama to get all the details. Let’s make some of Kate’s dreams come true.
Thank you Carrie – for taking the time to alter your world – to alter Kate’s – to alter mine. In a world where busyness consumes, where we fend and focus on ourselves, it’s so refreshing to be reminded just how we can be there for each other. And thank YOU, you who read through this slightly different post today. I hope I see you this weekend. I hope you feel compelled to alter your world.