Giving Back is Good for the Soul

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If you get, give. If you learn, teach.” ~ Maya Angelou

Can you imagine a life in which everyone lived by this code? Paying it forward and passing it on should be a daily mantra, but sometimes life gets in the way, and we forget to say thank you.  No one is perfect all of the time, but I do believe that each day is sprinkled with moments where we get the chance to restore hope and ignite inspiration. The question is, do we stand still long enough to realize when those moments arrive? Unfortunately, my instinct says that we don’t, and are often left depleted and unfulfilled.

I am not only a mother to four amazing kids, but I am also mom to a whole tribe of talented women who have dedicated themselves to transforming others. Together, over the years, we have built a home that stands on love, friendship, and of course, great hair! I am one of the lucky ones who found my purpose early in life as well as a generous support system who believed in me. For me, giving back isn’t just a way of showing gratitude. It also fills me up and drives me to expand the close-knit community I created. Through such efforts, we build mutual respect, lifelong connections, and positive environments. And it doesn’t have to be a huge undertaking. Sometimes, the smallest gesture can be the greatest gift. Here’s what works for me:

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