Sometimes a woman’s kindness is unexpected and even unwanted. Not so for the Heart of Haiti selection at Macy’s, where the kindness of a purchase helps those in Haiti still suffering the effects of the earthquake in 2010. The Heart of Haiti selection features custom creations from artisans living in Haiti. They make a living from their sales – the Trade, Not Aid concept.
Purchase an item to thank a woman who has been kind to you (Mother’s Day is coming up!) and make a difference in the life of someone in Haiti. To help you, here’s a discount code –
As for my story about a woman’s kindness, when my cousin Lorraine called me one day about 6 years ago, it was a bit of a shock. We had just spent time together during vacation. And what she called me about I didn’t want to even think about, never mind talk about. But, she helped me to make one of the biggest changes in my life.
At that time, I was in a deep depression and didn’t even know it. I was about 2 years into being diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis and then began to be diagnosed with other illnesses. Instead of focusing on getting better, or the positive things in my life, I was angry, sad, and completely negative. I spent all my time in my house and only thought about and talked about being sick.
My cousin put herself in a tough spot. She called me out for what I was doing, taking the chance of me getting angry and alienating myself from her. But the way that she spoke to me, with understanding, love and not one bit of anger or pointing her finger at me, opened my heart and my mind. I let her talk and didn’t try to defend myself. Instead I understood her message to me.
Within a couple of days, I had an appointment with a psychiatrist. I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. I was prescribed medication and counseling. Within 6 months, I was a new person. By new means not perfect, but I was a better wife, mother, daughter, friend and cousin!
A short while later, I began to write online about my experiences. And with that, my new life a a blogger began. A woman’s kindness has no bounds.
I was selected for this very special Ã¢â‚¬Å“CleverHaitiÃ¢â‚¬ opportunity by Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity. All opinions are my own. I’ll be receiving a a Heart of Haiti necklace.