Remember back around the beginning of the month, I told you about the awesome #WishesDelivered campaign from UPS? In case you just answered no (hey, I don’t remember what I ate for breakfast this morning, or if I even ate anything at all, so don’t feel bad!), let me remind you. During this holiday season, every time you share your selfless wish for another, UPS will donate $1 to one of their wonderful charity partners. Charities-like the Boys and Girls Clubs or Toys for Tots- who have a big hand in giving families in need a happier holiday.
Sharing is as simple as hopping on Twitter or Instagram and telling the world all about your selfless wish using the hashtag #WishesDelivered. You can also submit it on the #WishesDelivered site. Let’s not forget that super important key word there, folks: selfless. It’s not a wish for you, it’s a wish for someone else. Your mom who has toiled away for decades to give you a great life. Your neighbor who hasn’t seen his son in years. Your community that desperately needs a new playground. Or your really amazing friend who inspires you every day.
A Wish for a Friend Who Inspires Me Daily
My wish is for my dear friend, Theresa (using a pseudonym to protect her identity). I met Theresa in a blogging support group a couple of years ago and we just clicked. She has this amazing generous spirit and sense of kindness that makes you proud to be her friend. Two years ago, she fell on tough times. REALLY tough times. Again, to protect her privacy, I won’t get into a ton of details, but let’s say that I don’t think I could have survived what she did and still maintained even half the beautiful spirit that she has. I’ve watched over the last two years as Theresa pulled herself out of a situation that most of us can’t even imagine coping with and turn it around. She needed to make a living, so she MADE a living. She didn’t just start her own business, she threw herself into multiple businesses that she could do from home. She works tirelessly to support her family. Recently, her laptop gave out. While most people would have thrown up their arms and said ” I give up!” Theresa plugged in her ancient computer and made do, but it’s not easy. The computer can’t handle much of what Theresa needs to run her businesses. My wish is for Theresa to have a new laptop that will keep up with her business demands so that she can continue to grow and succeed. It may sound like a small thing, but it’s what she needs to keep going. I’m so lucky to have the opportunity to know Theresa, to be inspired by her kindness and positive spirit. What’s your wish? Leave me a link to your shared wish in the comments so I can check it out!