On February 3 I was honored to be a featured speaker at the GFWC Spring Station Woman's Club annual Amethyst Affair. I was still battling, pneumonia and bronchitis but the show must go on. The 4th Amethyst Affair - Art, Auction, & Awareness fundraising gala will benefit area Domestic Violence Shelters and the numerous other community service projects undertaken by the nonprofit (501c3 IRS tax-exemption) GFWC Spring Station Woman's Club. The event includes dinner with beverages, live and silent auctions, wine pull, awareness activities, and musical presentations.
This event was so wonderful. The individuals in charge of putting it together did a phenomenal job with everything from the silent auction to the music and the food. I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of it... and I left with come amazing rocks that you may see floating around Middle Tennessee through the #thepurplerockproject, The Center of Hope.
Speaking to a room full of people about the importance of paying attention to those around you is important. All too often we go through life with our focus being on our phones, on social media or a myriad of other things that take the focus off of PEOPLE around us. Some times simply asking someone how they can be infinitely life changing, it's important to just let others know you care. When you are in the throws of an abusive relationship, one that you are constantly being told that no one cares, having someone simply ask "How are you today" can make a huge difference.
With the current status of our country, school shootings and violence, you never know what simply engaging each other can do instead of always looking down but that is a topic for another post.