Back in 1982, Thanksgiving fell on November 25th and at some point during that blissful day instead of eating turkey, my dear mother was giving birth to one. Ok, enough about me.
I’m writing you with confidence that with our powers combined, we can create a unique gift to give to others whom would otherwise be out of reach. By “our powers” I’m implying your pocket book, my traveling toes and our desire to spread love.
Instead of beating around the bush or fluffing your skirt, whatever that means, I’m going to lay it out simple and straight.
From November 25th through December 31st, 2013 I’ll be gratefully accepting donations to be used in the ways described below.
I will personally match 50% of what’s received and put it directly towards the program of my next adventure. I haven’t decided where or what this will be, but I do know it’s time I temporarily put down the backpack and tune into something stirring deeper within me.
The other 50% will go into the growth and development of herhappytrails. Whatever do I mean?! A book, a documentary, another chapter in the blog, a trip to The Ellen Degeneres Show (wishfully creating that one). Truthfully, I’m not entirely sure what the next step is…
Do we ever really know? I suppose that’s the beauty of life or at least mine anyway.
So in the next 30 days, maybe you choose to save $0.75 and skip the extra shot of espresso in your holiday-spiced-fluff coffee (that we all love) or possibly pass on the $8 car wash, you know it’s going to rain anyway. How about sending the kids on a coin hunt throughout the house. Ready, set, go!
I know what your thinking, “…but Erika, how ever do we get this gift to you?” No need to worry, there are several options!
1. Tech savvy? Click here to directly transfer funds through a secured Paypal account.
When it asks for my email, please use: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Have a blank check? Feel free to drop it off at any of the following locations:
Jamie at Elliot’s health food store @ 641 E Bidwell St, Folsom – Phone 916.983.9225
Kira at Tricks Gymnastics @ 370 Auto Plaza Dr, Folsom – Phone 916.351.0024
Tiffany at SugarMama’s Skin Studio @ 722 Sutter Street, Folsom – Phone 916.672.2144
3. If you live in the Sacramento area, I’ll be in Folsom from November 29th-Dec 4th. I’d be honored to meet you anywhere within running distance.
4. If you reside in Oklahoma, you know where I’ll be. I’m sure my family will lend me their vehicle to connect with you.
5. If none of the options above are a good fit, please contact me through herhappytrails.com, Facebook or email.
Other types of support are equally welcomed and will also be delivered worldwide; hugs, high-fives, positive comments, smiles… Whatever your heart feels necessary!
My dear compassionate friends, family, clients, fellow backpackers, hosts and new members of herhappytrails.com, I now complete this message with gratitude and much love for all of your generosity.
Still on a journey led by a smile,
Erika Mae Young