Today is "Be The Change Day" over at The Shine Project. The challenge for today was to be the change you want to see in the world. Today I bought a sewing machine! It was so exciting. I have no idea what kind it is. I don't know what bells and whistles it has, or what color it is or if it comes with a ruffle attachment (which is my new favorite toy on my own sweet machine!) Its a sewing machine I'll never see. Why? Because its going to a girl somewhere in a country I will probably never set foot on. It is going to help change her life. It is going to give her hope and a future. I have partnered with World Vision to give a girl a sewing machine and lessons to learn how to sew. In doing this, she will have a way to provide for her family which most likely currently lives in extreme poverty right now.
I wish I could hop in the box so I could hear her squeal like a child on Christmas morning when she opens it. I'd love to see the look on her face when she finds out she can do something to help her family. I wonder what she will sew first. I wish I could include a big batch of scraps from my mountainous scrap pile. Now that would be FUN!
THANK YOU! I could not have done this without the support of my faithful customers. This was something that was made possible by YOU! Thank you for your support of my sewing shop. You have touched my life and now you have touched the life of a complete stranger. Doesn't that just make you smile? Do you have your own "Be The Change" story? Please share it on Twitter with the hash tag #bethechange or post below. I can't wait to hear how others have taken the step to "Be The Change" you want to see in the world.