I don't mean to offend you, but F*ck Black Friday

Hi Love,

I truly don't wish to offend you, but F this 'holiday' we've created called Black Friday. It's a load of crap. 

You know I'm all about love and sunshine, but in the light of recent events I'm feeling more inclined to speak up about what's weighing on my heart and mind. I know you're feeling it too. 

We have to start looking at things, listening to each other and feeling the feelings we haven't wanted to feel for so long.

For me that means being a bit more candid here. 

This world we are currently living in is not 'business as usual'. And in the long run I think that's a good thing. 

We are waking up! 

So we have to start making new choices as to what we buy and how we contribute to the old ways of doing things vs. what we can do to truly move towards the change we want to see in the world. 

As a person running a small business that makes a very holiday oriented product (read 'the perfect gift'), I'm done with marketing and sales in the 'business as usual' kinda way.

Instead of participating in this day from a retail point of view, (" here's a discount if you buy my awesome product today!"), I'm moved and motivated to do something else. 

I decided to put my money where my heart is.

I'm using my small business during the busiest time of the year to Stand Up for the people on the ground at Standing Rock.

Photo credit: Thrive Market

Photo credit: Thrive Market

My heart's desire is to make a sizable donation to the people risking their lives protecting the water for ALL of US and you can help me. 

From now until Dec. 1st, I'll be donating $2 per each calendar sold directly to the water protectors in North Dakota.

If you want to learn more about what's going on there click HERE

It's time to rethink where our dollars are going, right? And during the holidays we spend a lot of dollars on a lot of things.

So let's think about what we buy and where we buy it. 
This is a revolutionary act in itself!

I love buying gifts. It's actually one of my most favorite things in the world. But what I really love is knowing those gifts are created with integrity and infused with love for the planet, too.

It feels SO good!

When you gift a 'Life is Beautiful' calendar, that's made in the USA, by an artist (read very small Business), not only are you making a positive impact on the people you love, but you are supporting the people that are standing for our clean water! #winwinwin 

If you want to go the extra mile feel free to share with your friends and family! Simply copy and paste the paragraph above (or use your own words) and post it on your favorite social media site with this link:

Think of the impact we can make when we ALL
spread the LOVE together!

Click HERE to grab a calendar for everyone on your list and a few extras for new friends, too!

It's sure to uplift and inspire you and yours every single day of 2017!
(What other gift does that?)

We can change the world from the inside out.

It starts with turning up the volume of love in our hearts and making choices that align with that love vibration.

Thank you for spreading the LOVE, my friend!

May your weekend be full of loving choices.