In this PINKK on POINT series in the year of 2020 vision we share powerful stories from REAL women that are centered in kindness... oftentimes kindness saved them or someone else. These are from women just like you and me that might not be famous or well known (yet) that demonstrate the power of kindness and storytelling. These are quick excerpts from our book that recently was released,
Flying by the Seats of Their Skirts.
This is our final and #10 of 10 in Series #4. If you want more please by our book and enjoy! We will wrap this series with a piece from my story and life and motivation and inspiration for PINKK.
PINKK Founder, President AGW Idea Group, brand builder storyteller, author, hopeful change agent, grateful daughter
My Mom was widowed becoming a single Mom at 28. She raised four kids as a single mom. No insurance (too young and sudden for that). She never remarried. (Why? Ask her and read the book). No lack of offers.
She worked as a nurse and double shifts and then some, yet still found time to be my room mother, Girl Scout Leader and even President of the Mother's Club ( do those still exist?) and fierce advocate for her children. She then got her Master's Degree at the age of 55. Again working full time with children at home with just pure determination to make a better life. Yep. A unicorn and outlier. Always there almost like magic it seems. Coffee is her friend. No decaf please!
My cousin told me at my grandma's funeral side ironically: "Your Mom has survived living hell." There are so many things we just do not know as mother's protect and love...
My grandma (my Mom's Mom) was abused by her first husband (never met him) and she escaped him in part due to events of WW II and she was a resourceful cat and then some. There is a lot more to all that story too. MISS her. My grandma ran her own successful wedding cake business out of her kitchen for years and did so by herself for the last 20 or so as my grandfather passed in 1981 at the age of 65, so she was on her own yet again. Kind. Powerful. Inspiring. She was ahead of her time. You will hear more about her on International Women's Day too!
My story for this book all about powerful stories centered in kindness by inspirational women is about and inspired my Mom and my Grandma. Those two were there for me. I am so lucky to be loved by those two powerful women and kind women - those two could save the world in my mind. They have saved many in it. They taught me gratitude with a capital "G".
Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude." Ralph Waldo Emerson
PINKK on POINT: Kindness grows from gratitude. I am grateful for all that have contributed to the success of PINKK and support this community of women and celebrate our stories and the women making a difference everyday.