Some of you lovely readers may have heard of an organization called [Operation Smile]. It is a wonderful life changing organization that provides free medical surgeries for children with cleft lips and palettes all over the world.
You can ask anyone who knows me on a personal level if I am a perfectionist and they will say "Yes." If I even get the slightest outbreak on my face, I remotely freak out because I believe that your outward appearance is a reflection of who you are. After all I am a perfectionist, so I want to strive to look perfect each day. I get so insecure about those little bumps. I hope you do not think that is shallow, but it's the truth and I am just being transparent with you. Plus, I am sure you don't like getting blemishes either - can you relate?
Anyway, I tell you all of that just to say that while I was heavily researching this wonderful organization, reading Jhuma's [story] and Karen Nicol's [story], I had an "ah ha moment". I invest heavily into products that will get rid of those pesky little outbreaks on my face, yet I haven't even given an equivalent of the price of a bar of soap to [Operation Smile] which will completely reconstruct the face of a child so that they can have a beautiful smile.
I am writing this post to simply make you aware of the wonderful work that this organization is doing and to also challenge you to make a small donation of the cost of a bar of soap (approximately $1). You can do that by going [here].