At the beginning of the year, I decided to start a gratitude journal. It’s an easy concept; at the end of each day, list 10 things you’re grateful for. I have to be honest, when I first started this exercise I was skeptical. What was it really going to do for me? I mean, I’m grateful for everything I have. Well, at least I thought I was. But what I found was that sitting down and thinking of ALL THE THINGS, really changed my outlook and forced me to put my thoughts in a positive place. It’s been such a good experience, I hope you’ll try it too. Here’s 3 key things I learned from my gratitude journal:
Somewhere in our history, making new year’s resolutions became a thing. It seems to always follow the same cycle. Make a resolution that we truly desire to adopt and change ourselves for the better. Then we get about a week in and slowly bit by bit we’ve let go of the resolution. I used to resolve to eat better or exercise more only to break it almost immediately. Then, I was totally disappointed in myself and already beaten down before I even got going. Does this sound familiar? Welp, this year let’s resolve to break the cycle! Here’s how we’re gonna do it.
I’ve complied the ultimate social good gift guide so you can find the perfect gift that will not only put a smile on your face & the person you give it to, but it will also give life saving resources in the form of disease research funding, clean drinking water, protecting animals, helping kids, fair wage employment, rehabilitating the homeless, or education. Here are 8 gifts that give back so you can do twice the giving without spending twice as much!
As I began to lay the foundations for Revive, I knew one of the most important aspects of my mission would be to choose charity partners that were truly committed to giving the highest percentage of their dollars collected back to finding a cure and helping patients and their families. Through lots of research, I came across Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) and found that this organization was one I’d be honored to work with. They are committed to raising money to fund all the aspects that go along with a lung cancer diagnosis, from prevention to treatment and even helping families of patients.