According to BusinessPhilanthropy.com, philanthropy is “a Greek term which directly translated means “love of mankind.”
Tonight I was voted to be one of the three most fashionable philanthropic ladies in Louisville.
When I first heard about this nomination I was honored and taken back. When I think of philanthropic women on a global scale I think of Mother Theresa, Oprah, Princess Diana, and any First Lady. I’m a far stretch from any of these.
On a local level there are thousands of women I can think of that are phenomenal volunteers and have the best fashion taste. However, they weren’t nominated with me. This makes me feel completely unworthy because I’m no different than any woman I know. And I’m definitely not a better volunteer than anyone I know.
I overcommit which means I sadly under-deliver. This was a common conversation amongst a few women I spoke to tonight. We all have “yes” problems. We say yes to everything when really need to say no. I must learn the word no. Just say no! Sounds simple but it’s not.
There were so many women dressed to the nines and rocked the runway with everything in their being. So brave. *Confession, I wanted to throw-up for having to be up there for five minutes. Yay to the beautiful and brave models!
Quick breakdown, the nomination was kind. Being voted to be in the top three was humbling because I truly don’t think I deserved it.
I’m not Mother Theresa nor the best dressed philanthropist but I do love all of mankind and want to make an impact on our world in a positive way before I die. That’s how I define success for myself.
I believe that all people (for the most part) are the same and truly want to make at least one persons life easier. Whether it’s their partner, friends, pets or family members, love for others is what fuels our desire to be of service; philanthropically and personally.
We all define success in different ways. Sometimes it’s with monetary value, surface value, or core values. I personally define success as helping another life to live easier.
*Life goal confession, I want to help five women be wildly successful before the day I die. So I want to know they lived with more peace and serenity just from my contribution to their lives.
When I think of the women I know, I pray that I contribute to their lives in the most positive way. I know the good they do in their lives as I’ve witnessed it. I also know they’re impacting others because of the strength, inspiration, and love they give me. It’s a blessing to know so many strong, light making ladies.
Funny thought, maybe I’m already successful just for throwing glitter around near them because of all that they do for me which throws glitter around in my life.
Thanks to my gal pal Al for going with me as my friend to share laughter, help me represent #GoodGirlsFitnessTribe, and for being my cheerleader. ❤️