Let me be 100 percent honest with you OBVs. I’m trying really hard to
balance my spiritual life with my natural desire to collect pretty
things. Gilt.com is one of my favorite shopping sites (thank you for my
new DVF wallet) and as soon as I can track down that H&M cobalt gown
from their conscious collection in the Seattle area, that will be all
that she wrote. While I spend time focusing on my next look for the next
season, millions of children in America will go to bed hungry tonight
before this post even makes its way around the internet. Even more
children will die from cancer and other diseases due to our environment
and lack of access to quality healthcare. Families will be evicted from
their homes and one more individual will lose their job that was already
barely making the rent.
With all of my love, compassion and free the world banter, I can’t
help but feel guilty as I take a spin around my bedroom and
re-consider all of the clutter that makes up my life. I have everything
that I need. So what is this desire to want more? My life isn’t perfect.
I’m no longer in my gorgeous Harlem apartment living above it all,
shopping trips to 34th street nor evening rendezvous with my girls on a
nightly basis. Between student loans, working on my independent projects
and simply surviving through this “recession” I don’t have it to
foolishly spend on “stuff”.
I’m sure that we are all guilty of putting ourselves and our needs
before that of others. But to whom much is given much is required, so
where do my personal values fit in to play? When I survey my life I
realize that I have not given much. I give my voice, my words and my
encouragement for all to witness via social networks and my random
encounters with friends and family. But is that really enough?
My goal is to step up my giving in 2012. Whether it’s through my
time, my skills, or sharing a portion of what I have to help lift
someone else up. It’s hard out there folks and sometimes all we need is
the compassion and love of one another.
Let’s start each day by asking the simple question: “What do I plan to give today?”
Dorsey is an eco-glamour expert, writer, speaker, social entrepreneur
and creator of the blog OrganicBeautyVixen.com – “A Brown Girl’s
Guide to Eco-Glam Living”. Sherrell believes that going green with
your beauty routine doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your fierce and
fabulous style. Connect with her on twitter and facebook for all things beauty, green, eco-friendly, organic, sustainable and of course… Eco-glam.