This year's tough economic times have caused me to slow down and take stock in what I hold so dear which is my family and friends. No down turn in the economy or loss of job can ever take these vital assets away, in fact, family and friends only seem to be there more to support us in times of need.
I am so blessed to be surrounded by such incredible people, my parents, husband, daughter, as well as the amazing people who I have had the honor to work with over the last year at EmpowHer.
I have received two gifts this holiday season in which I wanted to share....First my parents bought a dairy goat in my name from Heifer.org, which is given to a poor family in another country.
The gift of a dairy goat represents a lasting, meaningful way for a family to help themselves. The gift of a dairy goat can supply a family with up to several quarts of nutritious milk a day - a ton of milk a year. Extra milk can be sold or used to make cheese, butter or yogurt. Families learn to use goat manure to fertilize gardens. Heifer partners can lift themselves out of poverty by starting small dairies that earn money for food, health care and education. Here is the link if you want to check out this organization.
Second, I received the most beautiful necklace from our founder, Michelle Robson. Michelle bought the necklace from a company called upfromthedust.com which buys and markets beautifully made products that are created by women around the world who are working to support their families. Buying these products provide a viable living for women who might not otherwise be able to support their families.
I love both of these gifts because it provides people with the means to help themselves, as well as grow and prosper.
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