I met Kate at my first pop-up (at Lou & Grey in Pasadena!) last September. Her daughter was also selling adorable potted succulents and Kate came over to say hello. When she heard I had a nearly one-year-old she asked if I'd like to come to a local moms group and I got teary eyed and said, "Yes, please!"
I made these Focus on the Good cards for Kate, who not only helps lead the moms group I've been attending ever since she invited me, but is also a key volunteer (and former member of the Board of Directors) for an amazing organization serving homeless pregnant women in Pasadena called Elizabeth House.
Kate is a generous Mama Bear who gives and encourages on so many fronts. The phrase Focus on the Good is one she literally wears around her neck on a necklace and hangs in various places around her house. These words were some of her late-husband's last before he was taken by cancer three years ago -- so they are super meaningful to her family. As soon as I heard them they seeped into my heart and became meaningful to me too.
How do you focus on the good when it's so much easier to focus on everything else? Even though I am by nature and nurture an optimist, my personality type is always super attuned to ALL the feelings around me, and it can be easy to get caught in the weeds. Being a mother can be overwhelming at times, as can just being a human.
Focus on the Good sounds simple but is a profound reminder energetically that what we stare at expands. It forces me to remember that no matter the circumstance, goodness abounds.
Elizabeth House is doing amazing work providing shelter, hope and support to homeless pregnant women and their children by addressing their physical, emotional, spiritual, and economic needs in a nurturing atmosphere, and has been doing so for the last 20 years. They are exactly the type of organization I'm proud to support, which is why 10% of all sales from the Focus on the Good ard will go to Elizabeth House.
Click here to purchase cards that support this wonderful organization.
Click here to learn more about Elizabeth House and how you can get involved.