“I have all I need to be happy: a husband or wife, children, fancy cars, mansions, a good and lucrative job; I go on vacations to magical places and stay in 5 stars hotels; I only wear luxury brands clothing and shoes, but I am not happy.”
You have certainly heard people say the above. And you can’t help but ask yourself: Why are they not happy?
Because we tend to think if we have certain things, go to certain places, have certain jobs, live at certain places, or do what our friends, neighbors, relatives, colleagues are doing; if we go where they are going, have what they have, the job they have, the partner they have, we will be happy. Even when we do all this with loans or our credit cards!
Grosse erreur! Big mistake I mean!
Because happiness has nothing to do with material things you possess, places where you are, things you do… You design it. You create it.
For some people, it is just knowing they have a wonderful and caring family. For others, it is making a difference in other people’s lives. For some others, it is providing for their beloved ones. Mine is seeing and feeling the unconditional love of my family, and contributing to making a difference in other people’s lives: my beloved ones, my colleagues, my neighbors, or strangers. Yes, because I do that whenever I can, with what I have, where I am.
Two days ago I was walking on a street in my city when a young lady approached me and asked for a… pad. I was surprised by such a request because it was the first time that someone made that kind of request. I looked in my purse and fortunately could find…two tampons. I gave it to her and she asked me if she could give me a hug because that was the only thing she could give me to thank me for saving her life.
« Saving your life ? I asked.
« Yes, maam, I just came out of the prison and hadn’t used these precious things for long. »
I invited her for a coffee and later on we went to the closest Shoppers and I bought her more tampons.
After that, I decided to do something about this. Something that will touch more women in the same situation. So, starting a project to provide women in jail and homeless women with feminine products seemed to me to be what to do. We very often take these little things for granted. We shouldn’t. And feminine care shouldn’t be a luxury! The need for feminine products is just vital as needing toilet paper. So, it should be made available to all women that menstruate and/or have bladder control issues.
So, I need your help to make this project happen. Tampons and pads for women, not toxic, but eco-friendly. The ideal would be to donate reusable menstrual cups, the best solution as it is less waste in landfill or water treatment plants, and money saving for women who use it.
Want to help women in jail and homeless women preserve their dignity?
Want to make a difference in other people’s lives by contributing to meet women unique needs?
Let me know!
Men and women, you are all invited and your help is more than welcome: it is needed! Together we can make it happen.