Iâ€™m getting pretty excited/nervous for the Amway Positivity Project Awards tonight. Iâ€™ve met the other 9 finalists, and they are all awesome. Everyoneâ€™s charity or idea is so deservingâ€¦ Iâ€™m pumped that we all walk away with at least $2,500. But Iâ€™m pulling hard for Operation Beautiful and Girls on the Run to get the $10,000 grand prize! :) Thanks again for voting for us last month â€“ itâ€™s awesome to have made it this far!
Weâ€™re hanging out in Hagerstown, Maryland and taking a break from volunteering at the local rescue mission.
We got to wear sweet hoodies. I feel like Iâ€™m at a crazy do-gooder family reunion.
We decorated the childrenâ€™s wing for the Christmas party. It was fun! The awards are given by Amway and John Tesh, who also promotes the Intelligent Kindness project. Iâ€™ve heard of them on the radio before, so it was cool to finally meet â€˜Uncleâ€™ Vinny.
Letâ€™s seeâ€¦ our trip from the airport to the hotel was a mad dash, so we ended up just frantically eating lunch at the hotel. The vegetarian options were pretty limited, but I made do.
The old â€œpick off the turkey deli meat from a pre-made sandwich trick.â€ Works every time when youâ€™re in a pinch at a catered lunch. I had a salad, a turkeyless roll, and tomato cream soup.
And some almonds when we got back to the hotel room:
Off to shower and get dolled up for the John Tesh concert and awards ceremony. Iâ€™ll be Twittering the results if you want to stay up to date!
Iâ€™ll ask you a question that I was asked this afternoonâ€¦ What does volunteering add to your life? If you volunteer with your partner, what does it add to your relationship?
PS – Apparently I should not have poured boiling water on my car windows this morning (I am from Florida, what do I know!?!).