I am a lucky girl, and I know it! Life is not always a bed of roses, but when it is, I try to make sure that I share the love as much as possible.
I recently had a bit of a health scare, and Chris was right by my side through the whole ordeal. He held me when I cried, talked some sense into me when my fear spiraled out of control, and didn't hesitate to take off work to drive me to doctor's appointments so that I wouldn't have to go through them alone.
The guy's a prince, I tell ya! I don't know about you, but in my family, we say thank you with food. Of course we say "thank you" out loud - but it's always followed up hugs and kisses and then food!
I took Chris out to dinner to our favorite Italian restaurant as a token of my appreciation after my little scare was over - everything ended up being totally fine.
I was so worn out from my worry that going out to dinner was all I could muster that day, but I usually love to cook for people as a gesture of thanks.
My mom and sisters help me so much with Angeline when I am traveling, and I love baking cookies and sweets for them as a thank you! It's such a simple thing, but a little cookie goes a long way in making someone feel the warmth of your love.
Flowers are always nice too, and when I receive special goodies on my blogging trips, I always bring them home to my mom as a thank you gift for helping with Angeline.
Baked goods might be a wonderful way to show my friends and family how appreciative I am of all of their help, but how do I thank the universe for all of the blessings it sends my way?
Giving back and helping others is an important part of keeping the good karma coming - I firmly believe that you get back what you send out into the world.
With that in mind, I'd like to introduce you to King's Hawaiian Project Mahalo (I was asked to help share this project as part of a sponsored campaign).
KING'S HAWAIIAN would like to invite you to share your Aloha Spirit by participating in KING'S HAWAIIAN Project Mahalo.
Did you know that Mahalo means "Thank You" in Hawaiian?
Simply vote for one of the participating charitable organizations and each Project Mahalo charitable partner will receive a minimum $10,000 donation, with the organization earning the highest number of votes receiving a $25,000 donation!! Voting ends on April 21, 2013 and the results will be announced on May 1, 2013 which is known as Lei Day in Hawaii.
Participating organizations include:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America- Big Brothers Big Sisters provides careful mentor matching & long-term support to help kids facing adversity achieve success.
Family Caregiver Alliance- FCA supports and strengthens the work of families nationwide caring for loved ones with chronic disabling health conditions.
Meals On Wheels Association of America- Meals On Wheels Association of America supports local Meals On Wheels programs that deliver nutritious meals to homebound seniors.
One Warm Coat- To Share the Warmth, One Warm Coat works to provide a warm coat, free of charge, to anyone in need.
Mahalo is the Hawaiian word for thank you. You can say thank you to these wonderful charities- Big Brothers Big Sisters, Meals On Wheels Association of America, Family Caregiver Alliance, and One Warm Coat by voting for them on www.kingshawaiian.com/project-mahalo.
All charities will receive $10k, but the winner with the most votes will receive $25k.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kings Hawaiian® Project Mahalo. The opinions and text are all mine.