This week marked my 34th year around the sun. I had a blast celebrating my birthday surrounded by some of my closest friends...women whom I admire greatly. My husband, although abroad, organized a relaxing day at the spa for myself and what I like to call my "girl gang". We had an amazing time getting pampered, talking, and belly laughing. It was a day of "moments" that reminded me of how truly blessed I truly am. I have so much gratitude for the fact that I have wonderful women who surround me. I have to say that there is a reason why I refer to these women as my "girl gang". We support each other and build each other up. For this I am grateful.
I am grateful for my family. I say often that there wouldn't be a #NotSoPrivateParts if it weren't for the support of my husband, Jon. He supports me in a way that goes beyond. He allows me to run content ideas by him, constantly giving his honest opinion. He is truly the best husband, partner, and friend that I could ask for. I am grateful for our boys. They are the reason why I do what I do. Jaxon has such a gift of encouragement. He is constantly saying, "Mom, you can do it!"... "Mom, you're the best!" (even when I feel like I could do or be better)...I am grateful for my Jedi, my rainbow baby... My children are such a gift.
I am grateful for the roof over our head, the food in our bellies, and the ability to create. I realize that creativity looks different for everyone. It ebbs and flows like waves pulling us deeper into an ocean of boundless opportunities. For this I am grateful. I am grateful for the courage to step out of the boat and seize these oceans of opportunities...
With that being said, we all have something to be grateful for. However, is it enough to JUST be grateful? How do we show our gratitude? We say thank you by returning the favor... perhaps by being generous with others. We can even show our gratitude through the products that we choose to purchase on a day to day basis... The companies that we support... With that being said, Cheeky, is one of my favorite "gratitude Products".
"Cheeky® creates modern tableware with a witty spirit to help end hunger. We believe that access to nutritious food is a right, not a privilege. So, for every item you buy, we give a meal through our partnership with Feeding America.*" - Cheeky Team
Cheeky's motto is, "Make mealtime matter"... Its quite simple...You buy one item, Cheeky gives one meal through their partnership with FEEDING AMERICA. Every time that you purchase their plate sets, napkins, or cups, YOU are providing a meal for someone in need.
CHEEKY was created by Social Entrepreneur, PJ Brice. While strolling through Target's paper goods aisle, he asked himself, “Why are paper plates so plain? Why are the designs so boring? Why don’t they serve a higher purpose?” (cue Aha moment and CHEEKY was birthed.) PJ, along with this Co-Founders, Ido and Lance then created super dope tableware purposed to serve not just food, but hungry people in need.
Here are the facts:
-According to recent studies, 1 in 7 people right here in the US face hunger everyday. (approx 48 million)
-1 in 5 Kids do not know when they will see their next meal.
-To date, CHEEKY has provided over 8 million meals to those in need.
"Our paper plates and bowls are made from responsibly forested material and compostable in commercial composting facilities. All Cheeky products are BPA free." -Cheeky Team
Friendly toward the environment? Check. Non-Toxic? Double Check. Socially conscious? Triple Check. Giving is how we truly show our gratitude. We have the beautiful ability to make our dollars mean something by demonstrating our thankfulness through supporting companies whose core is centered around giving... I truly believe that where your treasure is, your heart will be also... How do you show your gratitude?