Today is national Care Bear Share Your Care Day, If you are a child of the 80s, then you remember the colorful (love-full) bears introduced to the public by American Greetings in 1983. The figurines and cartoons are probably lingering in the background of many of your fondest memories. You probably have someone in your life that embodies one of the ten original bears--maybe a Grumpy Bear, Bedtime Bear, or a Love-a-lot-Bear. Maybe you're a Friend Bear, or a Funshine Bear. We don't know what Funshine is, but doesn't it sound amazing?
So what is Care Bear Share Your Care Day? Well, the Care Bears support a lot of national charities like United Way and Operation smile, but this national day celebrates small acts of kindness. Hold a door, pay for the car behind you at the toll booth or drive thru, or just be kind to someone who may not even deserve it.
Nikki's Artistry believes in actions--walking the walk--so we support all of you out there sharing your care today!
Whether these pop culture icons inspire the colors in your fashion, eye shadow, or hair color, today, let them inspire your actions. Celebrate and inspire with the tales of your charitable actions with #Shareyourcare, or, if you are up for a true act of kindness, help someone out and keep it to yourself--don't brandish it for all to see, but keep it close to your heart where it will mean the most.
Everyone looks around in life for their grand purpose--making money, a family, notoriety and fame--but don't forget the simplest and longest lasting act and contribution you can make: your kindness. Why not start making your mark today?
Happy Labor Day, everyone! Sure the holiday is the unofficial end of summer and a time of retail deals and sales extravaganzas, but it also marks a celebration of the American Labor Movement and all the strides taken toward safe and fair workplace environments and worker's rights.
But Nikki's Artistry wanted to give a shoutout post to all the laborers whose songs go unsung--the mother's, artists, wives, and lovers who toil anonymously. We often picture the laborers who forged the United States as being grease-spattered and sweaty factory workers, which many of them were (our fathers, grandfathers, and great grandfathers, we thank you for your social and economic achievements), but what about this nation's laborers who toil in homes; behind notebooks and on canvases; or those who quietly give love to those in need even when a paycheck or labor union isn't involved?
We see your work, and we thank you.
Nikki's Artistry wants you to know we are with you, among you, and by your side in your labor. Take a day for yourself. Get pampered. Taste your coffee tomorrow morning--don't just slug it down as fuel for the work that awaits you. Savor the sunrise. Don't just rush off to your work. And if you want a professional touch of pampering and beautifying, give us a call. Happy Labor Day!