Over the course of the last two months, I've had the opportunity to help a friend compete for "Man of the Year" for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The other evening, I co-hosted a shopping event at a local women's clothing store. Fifteen percent of sales during our two-hour window would to be donated to the LLS.
|NASCAR Vintage Tees and Scarves!|
I found out that we made nearly $1,500 for the LLS.
When I heard the number, I was actually a little disappointed. I mean, the amount of shopping that was taking place was CRAZY! But, then I did the math and realized that in a 2-hour window, this group of about 30 ladies spent nearly $10,000. Okay, THAT is an impressive number.
|Shopping by committee!|
My husband refers to this remembering of details as my 'super power.' I usually refer to it as a curse, because information sort of feels trapped in my brain. But, I realize now that it's rooted in my love of stories.
|Strike a pose, ladies.|
So now I've found an appreciation for this skill I possess...I just need to put it to work. And, who knows, maybe next time, we'll top $2,000 for cancer research. And, maybe that $2,000 will fund the the research project that finds the cure...won't THAT be a story to share!