Sunday, June 19, 2016

100 Good Deeds Bracelet #100GoodDeeds @The1GDBracelet @Macys #KudosForKindness

“Never be so busy as not to think of others.” – Mother Teresa

#100GoodDeeds is not just a phrase. It’s a lifestyle. It’s about changing the world, and doing it in the most fashionable way possible. The 100 Good Deeds Bracelet not only inspires simple acts of kindness, but also transforms communities by empowering the vulnerable women around the world who craft the bracelets by hand and are available at    ”Do good, one deed, one bead, one act of kindness at a time.”

Mary Fisher, the designer of the 100 Good Deeds Bracelets, and the face of the movement, believes that “a ‘good deed’ means we’ve gone out of our way to help someone, and only counts if the deed remains anonymous.” These bracelets are not only a fashion statement, but also an everyday reminder to its wearer to do good deeds.

Did you know that the very act of purchasing a bracelet is a good deed? Simply buying a bracelet helps the many women across the world who handcraft the jewelry support their families. 

Each bracelet is designed using:

An adjustable nylon braided cord.

100 glass beads in your chosen color.

A rubber ring.

How the bracelet works:

Wrap it around your wrist three times. 

The bracelet is available in Petite/Small and Medium/Large, depending on wrist size.

Adjust the length, sliding the knot along the cord and closer to the “1GD”

Each time you do a good deed, move the ring one bead closer to the
“1GD” button.

Bracelets are made by vulnerable women in Africa, Haiti, India, Bali, Indonesia and the United States, many who are HIV+. This project gives the women a way to support their families through their earnings.

Cassandra's Thoughts-  Even though a good deed can be big or little and can take a few seconds to complete, it usually lasts a lifetime in the memory of the receiver.  There are so many people all over the world that deserve help.   I see good deeds being done everyday and one person in particular caught my eye as I was searching for the right person to gift a bracelet to.  

I was checking out in a store and the child behind me got sick and while he was making this huge mess and crying, the first thing I did was move away and check myself for anything that may have gotten on me and of course to move my family away from the sickness.  I then had just a few seconds to think about what to do, should I go over and leave my family vunerable to help?   I did not have anything but a few wipes on hand.   This stranger came over to the child (I have no idea where the child's family was.) Just some random human that was in range of this and noticing, I guess that I was debating on what to do.

I thought the manager or clerk would have rushed to help, but just this one lady with her bare hands picked this child up and carried him off to the bathrooms. I noticed the lady come out while I was loading up the car and I felt like at that moment she was going to be my good deed doing hero.  

The moment I approached she was a little fearful and mistrusting, not knowing if I was the sick child's mother or whatever.  I took out the bracelet in its giftbox and explained what it was and how to use it.  The lady whose name I did not even bother to ask and was still somewhat covered in mess, started to tear up and said to me that she would have not usually bothered to even look in the direction of someone in need, but that today her heart felt sad and she just responded.  I thanked her for her kindness and honesty and left her because I was not going to leave my own family waiting.  

I was able to talk with my family on the way home and discuss what happened and even though the whole process took about 15 minutes of our day, it meant so much more to everyone involved and I was also able to share this blessing with my family as well.  I believe the act and gift of giving is far more strong than receiving and am grateful for this campaign. 

This post is brought to you by Everywhere Agency to talk about Macy’s and The 100 Good Deeds Bracelet, but thoughts and opinions are my own. #ad 

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