Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Will The Real Me Please Stand Up...

photo source: Daniel Morel

We all become familiar with each other by our blogs. I am the woman who designs pillows and has an occasional giveaway. That is really just a small part of the real me. Today I would like to give you a wider glimpse of who I am.

As a woman I feel that I not only have to care for my own family but I also need to care about women all over the world and what happens to them in their daily lives. What issues impact them as well as their children. When all the large health organizations leave Haiti and church groups are gone who will be the strength to help re-build. As women we all know that great responsibility falls on the woman. Each will have to re-build her home as well as finding the resources to care for her family. Our concern should be how can we assist her in this process? Not only am I concerned with the women in Haiti but the world over.

There is a wonderful organization that I belong to which is MADRE. MADRE is an international women’s human rights organization. I think it is a wonderful opportunity to feel that you can make a difference in another woman’s life. I am so blessed with all that I have that I feel it is only right to pay it forward. There are so many international project that MADRE is involved with that may spark your interest to get involved and make a difference.

I am also adding the link to Shop MADRE. Which sells unique items that were hand-crafted by women. The products—from beaded jewelry made by women in Kenya to woven textiles made by women in Chiapas, Mexico—include all sorts of jewelry, household items, and clothing made by women around the world. The products range in style and quantity, but they all speak to the principle of helping to build sustainable sources of income. I hope you will visit their website as there really are some beautiful items. The Kenya rings are amazing for $10.00 each.

May the rest of your week be full of blessings.