Although it's been a lazy morning, the boys and I have finally eaten brunch, cleaned up and moved on with the day. I love summer! Slow mornings with coffee and a book are a blessing.
But I can tell you that by the end of the summer I will be more than ready for some structure. I love rest, but there's a part of me that also loves a schedule and a to-do list.
I love the idea of helping to alleviate poverty through helping people with a desire to work. There are a couple of fairly new ways to give in this way: fair trade businesses and micro-loans. I'll talk about both in the next few weeks, but I'll start with fair trade this week.
Today I'd love to share about the Story Company, a fair trade company that sells beautiful goods online. This video tells the story best, but make sure to check out the whole website by clicking here and reading this blog post.
Action Item for the Broken-Hearted:
I'm going to plan ahead for birthdays and Christmas to try to give as many fair-trade items this year as possible as gifts. I think my family and friends will love these beautiful international gifts!