It is already the end of November and the week of Thanksgiving. It's a week, where in the U.S., we give thanks, we eat in abundance, we start the holiday season and then we shop, shop, and shop. But, we should all take a moment to remember to give thanks, count the blessings in our lives and reflect on what makes us happy.
As I reflect on my own happiness I have to acknowledge my many blessings and how fortunate I am. On top of my list is my family, my friends, my health and happiness all of which I am so grateful for. And, much of my happiness comes from my work, as a professor and through Tugende Design, because I get a change to give back, to mentor and to uplift other people.
Earlier this week I read this wonderful article on The Secret to Happiness is Helping Others where the author stated that "For centuries, the greatest thinkers have suggested the same thing: Happiness is found in helping others." And, this is so true. I feel it and I live it every day.
As we launch the holiday season, take a moment to ask yourself -are you happy? If not, consider ways to give back, volunteer, mentor, or do something for others. There are so many ways one can give back to small organizations, shelters, schools and people in need. If this is not what you usually do, give it a try. The outcome may surprise you.
Our goal at Tugende Design is to uplift women from poverty through jewelry making. It is a growing community effort where we design, make and sell unique and colorful jewelry out of paper beads.
We work with 5 groups of women and we do our best to support them financially as we grow our social enterprise business. Each sale of our handmade jewelry support the women who made them and also the community projects that we sponsor.
So in this way, shopping with us is also a way to give thanks and to give back.
We launched our Black Friday sale so you can start shopping a bit early.
Our sale is for 50% off (purchases over $25) and comes with free shipping. So, if you haven't tried us yet, this may be the time (offer ends on Dec 2). Click on this link for the coupon code.("GiveThanks")
We Wish You and Yours a Happy and Colorful Thanksgiving!