Sometimes I feel inadequate to share the right words with you. Sharing snarky little bits of homeschooling humor comes easily to me. Being real about homeschooling is easy because I’m a pretty transparent person and homeschooling isn’t all rainbows and unicorns.
But what about when it comes to sharing something the truly makes a difference in the life of a faceless impoverished woman?
Then, I don’t feel that I have the words to really share my heart with you.
I’m kind of a self-centered person. I don’t mean to be, but that’s my tendency.
On grocery day, I sometimes get frustrated because there’s not enough space in my fridge or pantry for everything to fit neatly. You know, there’s not enough room for all the food.
All the food that I didn’t have to prostitute myself to buy. All the food I didn’t dig out of the trash or beg for on the street. My kids have never eaten a cookie made of mud because there wasn’t enough food to eat.
So, y’all even though I don’t have the words, I hope you’ll hear me anyway.
Please consider joining me today in showing an impoverished woman that She Is Priceless.
Visit She Is Priceless to learn more about a variety of organizations who are helping woman around the world by providing dignified work that pays a fair wage so that these precious women can support and feed their families.
I have supported Mercy House (and, through them, Fair Trade Friday) for years. Each month, I stalk the postal carrier looking for my Fair Trade Friday package. It’s like Christmas as I open the package. Each package contains a postcard describing each item, but I never read it until I’ve opened each goody and seen them for myself.
Reading about them beforehand would ruin the surprise.
Although I love the goodies, the best part is reading how many women each package employed that month – because it’s not about getting a box of goodies I probably don’t need. It’s about giving a woman hope and dignity and empowering her to care for her family.
Today, I’ll be joining others in a campaign to make a difference in the lives of women around the world. One way I’m helping is to put on my pearls (like the Priceless necklace above that was a recent Fair Trade Friday goodie or the pearl prayer bracelet below) and spreading the word through social media using the hashtag #putonyourpearls.
Why pearls? Because a pearl is a healed wound. The result of an oyster’s effort to protect itself from irritation and suffering is a priceless pearl. The women we support have endured unthinkable suffering in their lives and often feel forgotten. We are joining together to remind the world that every woman matters.
How can you help?
- Take a few minutes today to visit She Is Priceless and learn more about the participating organizations.
- Choose an organization that you’d like to support through a donation.
- Grab a free image to share on social media and/or take a “selfless selfie” with your favorite pearl jewelry and use the hashtag #putonyourpearls
- Link back to the She Is Priceless page to let your friends and followers know how they can join the movement.
I hope you’ve heard my heart today even though the words are inadequate. Will you help? I’d love for you to leave me a comment telling me which organization you chose to support through a donation today.