Since my last post, I became an orphan. My amazing, wonderful, giving, smart Dad was killed in a car accident on February 5th. Since my Dad died, I've had to deal with multiple emotional issues with my girls. While dealing with the death of my Father and stressful issues with my children, our world has changed. COVID-19, the virus that has overtaken the world, has altered everyone's reality. Let's just say that my heart is broken and I am just heavy trying to walk through a new normal. But, I'm not alone. We are all dealing with a new normal that, unfortunately, changes by the minute.
I started this site to help me grieve. I started this to fulfill the promise I made to my dying Mom - that I would make sure to continue spreading "Yellow Pixie" dust of kindness. And I realize that I have to keep it going to honor my wonderful Dad. I clearly haven't invested a lot of time in this, but feel like now might be the time. My amazing soul sister Lori Tate has an incredible blog called "Winks of Goodness". She is documenting the good she sees in each day. My focus will be slightly different. I want to try to highlight the people who spreading Yellow Pixie Dust into the world
I want to start by acknowledging the heroes. Sure, they are spreading yellow pixie dust but they are also saving lives and helping us all stay as close to normal as possible. I will add to this list with your suggestions. And I challenge you to spread Yellow Pixie Dust to them. Here is a way to start.
- Health care workers
- Education Administrators
- Delivery drivers
- Cafeteria workers at public schools
- First responders
- Grocery store/Big Box Store/Mass Retailer employee
Here are my first spreaders!
1) Chris Martin of ColdPlay for starting the concept of live concerts from your home. And trying to get #togetherathome to go viral
2) Mo Willems - Love this idea that all the Littles can Doodle with Mo every day!!!
3) LendingTree for pledging $1M to be matched by the City of Charlotte (in partnership with the Foundation for the Carolinias and the United Way of Central Carolinas to start a fund to help those who are going to be impacted! Full disclosure - I was employee #32 at LendingTree and my time there continues to be a defining moment in my future!
Thank you for reading! Please stay well, social distance, stay home and let's see what we can do next to spread good!!]