I recently came across the #InspiredByWomen campaign by Moroccan Oil which celebrates the work of six women who are inspiring and impacting the lives of those around them and I wanted to share this with you guys. It's so great to see women using their knowledge, abilities and experiences to do and achieve truly remarkable things and this is exactly what this campaign celebrates. The campaign follows Jessica who provides energy for children who live in homes that receive very little electricity which, in turn, impacts their education (her idea is actually quite cool and one of those 'I wish I'd thought of that!!' things), Allyson who provides free clothes for at risk teenage girls, Kavita who has come up with a remarkable way to keep fruit and vegetables fresh for longer, Rebecca who works with at risk children to help them feel comfortable enough to express themselves, Chrissy who rescues abandoned dogs in terrible states to find new homes for them and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley who is the campaign ambassador. If you have the time it's definitely worth checking out these women and their stories. (If you do, let me know which one is your favourite story!) It's great to see women successfully inspiring quite possible hundreds of thousands of people in very unique ways and even better that Moroccan Oil have decided to build a campaign celebrating inspiring women.
Coming across the campaign actually made me think about myself and what I find inspiring in my own life. I think everyone at some point has had that moment in their lives where they feel like they want to inspire, make a difference and change the world (which is a pretty big dream to have - changing the world). I certainly felt like this for a long time growing up - I'm a dreamer at heart and the idea of doing something as extravagant as changing the world seemed like the ultimate dream. Whenever I would mention this to my mum however, she would always reply with one thing - 'you want to change the world but you can't even wash the dishes for me.' And maaayyybe this was just her way to get me to wash the dishes ha! But I never really knew what she truly meant by that until now. Fast forward a couple of years and I've come to realise that, as noble as wanting to change the world is, it really starts with changing the world of the people in your own lives. Inspiring people in your life, adding something of value to their lives because of who you are and being a positive influence on anyone you encounter is something I consciously try to do and by choosing to help or simply to listen can have such a long lasting impact. You're not going to meet everyone on this planet or even have a way to contact every single individual but, with the ones you do meet and interact with, changing their individual worlds is good enough. And like I said, it doesn't have to be extravagant and can be as simple as a kind gesture or your time. I'm so grateful that many of my own girl friends have inspired and helped me, probably more than they will ever know - and to me that's the great thing about inspiring others. It doesn't have to be this great, extravagant, exhausting feat but simply striving to be the person who can give guidance, advice, faith, honesty and adventure to your friends, family, colleagues and people you encounter on a daily basis slowly adds to changing the world.
To find out more about the #InspiredByWomen campaign check out their Facebook Page and Website
What do you guys think about the idea of changing the world?
Who inspires you in your life?
*This post has been sponsored by Moroccanoil, but all thoughts are my own.
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