Honesty, Integrity and a Pair of Boots

July 06, 2011

Today I did something that I am proud of and that is keeping me smiling where ever I go…..I helped another creative (Jessica Swift) reach a goal and see a dream realized. About 2 weeks ago, I contributed to a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter. (a fundraising website to help you see your dreams come true) If you know me, you know that I love to help people and I love to help people that are honest, true and show integrity. I did not think much about contributing in the beginning, just that I loved Jessica’s work and own a piece of her art and was excited to see her patterns on rain boots. It looked like a fun project and I thought why not….

Over the last several days, Jessica’s tweets began to get me excited–very quickly her numbers were growing and her contributors were growing…I kept thinking?? she’s on to something…she is starting a movement out of honesty, integrity and a pair of boots….what a concept…honesty, integrity and a fun product that I know I would wear and so would all my friends…About 3:00pm today, Jessica reached her goal of $18,000. Guess what? I helped her..I saw a small number on her tweet and thought let’s do it…let’s help this wonderful creative person reach her dream and see how it makes the world around us feel…

I feel giddy with excitement for helping and for her achieving her goal. Today is a milestone in my path in this world…I can help someone just for the sake of helping and reap the same rewards for success as the person I am helping. Give it a try some time–it is truly an amazing feeling…One I know I want to feel again and again…..

All my best to Jessica and to the boots that have started a movement…..I can’t wait wear mine proudly….Have a great night everyone…I am going to celebrate with a glass of wine and my daughters rehearsal for a part in Ramona Quimby…

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