Pass It On with PVO
With the way that my life has been in the past few years, that is my entire family has been healthy, I have a loving and supportive husband and in-laws, I graduated, my blog/vlog has been running super successfully, I constantly felt that God has been too kind to me. I've had my share of rocky roads in life before but with continuous happiness, comes constant anxiety because you start to realize how much there is to lose. I took no time off from thanking God. Every step of the way, with every new door that opens, with every good thing or bad, I never fail to remind myself that its only because of God.
So with all of that in my head, I constantly felt the need to give back. If God has blessed me with so much, and with the power and capacity to reach out and help then I should be doing just that. I found myself thanking God in words but it wasn't satisfying enough until I stepped out of my comfort zone and actually helped out people around me to gratify myself and thank God by helping His people, and to remind myself not to live in my bubble but understand that there is a world out there that needs and needs. I realized that the fact that I was more privileged than so many people, and had the opportunity to help out, and I also realized that my privilege and the fact that I'm blessed is not just for me to enjoy but rather gives me the power to help, to make a change..hence I started the 'Pass It On' drive.
To be honest, I wasn't expecting this great of a response. I understand people find it hard to trust other people in such things, and I was scared this might fail. But I thought that I wasn't going to let the fear of failure stop me from trying, and so I did. And it worked out much better than I had expected. I'm so thankful to each one of you for stepping out, and taking the time out to donate SO generously. Even I DIDN'T donate THAT generously lol. You guys brought in HUGE bags and so many things, and I couldn't even wrap my head around the fact that it was actually happening.
However, that wasn't all. What's even more fascinating about the whole collection experience was that I got to sit down and talk to so many of you. There were so many people that stayed back to chat with me. It wasn't just fun, but it was insightful. I got to know your stories, about where you're from, about your goals and dreams and everything, and it was just one of the best experiences I've ever had. Small experience, but the best. It means a lot more than you probably think for me to interact with my followers because it helps me stay grounded and happy. It makes me realize how similar yet different we all are in so many ways and how most of us are good human beings and trying to play our part in the world.
Now that the collection bit is done, there's a lot that needs to happen in terms of sorting, organizing, may be washing lol, and then then finally distributing. I'll update you with everything through my blog, so keep watching.
Thank you so much to each one of you who came and donated, who sat down and had enlightening conversations with me, and got to know me outside of my instagram/blog/youtube world. It was a wonderful experience for me and I really hope you can say the same. :)
Love and Positive Vibes,