Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Perspective

The last couple of days have been so crazy, haven't they?  If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you know we had a little incident involving our car yesterday.  A freak thing.  My husband took my car to work and parked it in the parking lot like usual.  About midday, someone came in to say a car had burst into flames in the parking lot.  Mine happened to be parked right next to it.   This is what happened:


After I got the text from my husband, I was instantly angry that we would have to deal with insurance, repairs, the whole thing.  Then I almost instantly felt insanely guilty that I felt so upset about something so trivial.   Everyone was safe, no one was injured.  It is just a silly car.

A shift......perspective.

With everything that is going on around the world everyday, and particularly in Oklahoma this week. Something so small seems like such an insignificant thing to be upset about.  We have to deal with a melted bumper, while people are dealing with losing loved ones, their homes, and possessions.  


A shift......perspective.



I thought I would list some great ways to help out everyone in Oklahoma.  I know money is tight for everyone these days.  But some of these shops have beautiful things that would make great gifts for yourself or someone else, and they are donating proceeds to help OK.  


~ Text "Food" to 32333 for a $10 donation to the food bank or go to http://www.regionalfoodbank.org/ to donate.  

~Text "Redcross" to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross.




Katelyn Of Gypsy Moth Sol is donating 50% of sales in her shop from now through the 28th.  Click here to check out her gorgeous offerings.



The Vintage Pearl is donating 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this love for Oklahoma necklace to the Red Cross.  Click here to check it out.


There is a great article on Huffington Post on different ways to help.  Please click here to read more and find the links to organizations that can use our help.  


Love and blessings to you all. 






8 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Hollie. I'm so glad that no one is hurt, and that this strange occurrence offered such a meaningful reminder of perspective, particularly in light of Oklahoma. <3

    M.

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    1. Thank you Meggs, I am so thankful no one was hurt either. Have a wonderful weekend! xo

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  2. I am so sorry that that happened. *hug* What a weird accident!!! I agree so much, though. Whenever I get frustrated about something, I think of how little that frustration usually is and that does help put everything in perspective. Thank you for sharing your wise words, friend.

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    1. Thank you for always sharing your kind words with me Angie. I hope you and Jen have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. Yes, you are so right. Perspective changes everything! Thank you for the reminder, and thank you for sharing the links to help. xoxo

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    1. Thank you for visiting here Falan, have a gorgeous holiday weekend!

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  4. What a great message!! Sorry about your car :( Hope you have a lovely holiday weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope you have a lovely weekend as well!

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