Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The People We Touch...

I was reminded today about the fact that our items that we make "land" in someone else's life. Do we always think about that? I know I don't and was glad to be reminded. I had someone buy one of my pedestals today as a housewarming gift for a friend who found the courage to leave an abusive situation and start over ( with two young children).
She reminded me that praying while making my items may help to bring healing to a person who desperately needs it. I will be doing that from now on. After briefly hearing this story that brought tears to my eyes, I realized my self-centeredness on wanting to "sell" my items. While it is important to sell (gotta pay the bills) I also want my work to be a labor of love. In that spirit I will be donating 10% off all of my online sales for the month of April to the two charities I have linked to at the bottom of this post. I have been through hard times and I know what it is like to struggle. I was reminded today of the life I left behind! I live a very blessed life today and just needed to pass the reminder on to all of us who love what we do! You never know who's life you may be blessing! Here are just a few shops on Etsy who support survivors of domestic abuse in some way or another. Thank You!

SurvivorArts Etsy Shop
smithsanders Etsy Shop
If you would like to donate to help survivors I've included the following links to a few great orginizations.

If you have done something to help survivors of domestic abuse or are a survivor please post a comment to encourage others!

1 comment:

  1. It is an honor to have my Raspberry Lace Shawl from Survivor Arts featured here. I'm a survivor, and your thoughtfulness has touched my heart. Thank you!