Disclosure: I’ve partnered with Glade® to bring you this post!
The holidays are such an amazing time of year – full of happiness, love and joy. At least they should be. I don’t know about you, but sometimes it feels like the important parts of the holiday have somehow gotten lost. Happiness and joy are replaced with stress and bitterness. We try to find that perfect gift or make the perfect meal for friends and family. We forget about the important parts – the time together talking and laughing. Instead, we push ourselves to go out shopping early to get the best deals to impress our friends.
That’s is why I am partnering with Glade® to turn Black Friday into BRIGHT FRIDAY!
According to a survey conducted by Glade®, Minneapolitans are 37 percent more likely than the average American to describe the holiday season as stressful, so I’ve made a vow this year: to bring the brightness back and to FEEL JOY. I’m going to make the most of the little moments where there’s joy – and help my kids do the same!
So I’ve partnered with Glade® on an amazing project this holiday focused on this very thing! This holiday season, Glade® is encouraging people to spread and feel moments of joy that are often overlooked during this special time of year.
Don’t let the holidays feel hectic and overwhelming! Remember that joy is the greatest gift this holiday season!
To help spark these feelings of joy, Glade® is transforming Black Friday into “Bright Friday” by bringing moments of joy to five lucky cities across America. And that includes my hometown – Minneapolis!
Glade® will light up and decorate public spaces, transforming them into bright and joyous destinations for families to visit throughout the holiday season. The other cities are Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles and Miami.
I wanted to bring joy to the Minneapolis People Serving People location, which is the region’s largest and most comprehensive, family-focused shelter. It focuses on helping homeless families by providing new opportunities for healthy, stable family life.
Last year, People Serving People served 3,329 individuals in 1,239 homeless families in the community. It is a hub not only for those in need, but it draws others in the community, as well. In 2014, 4,500 volunteers donated more than 31,000 hours!
Doesn’t this seem like the perfect location to brighten this holiday season? Just reading about all the volunteers who have given so selflessly to help others is incredibly motivating and has encouraged my kids and me to get involved. What better way to feel joy than to help people who need it! What better way to teach your children about the meaning of the holiday than to show them how to help others. The lighting display will be up now through the holiday season. You have to check it out! I will also be sharing a post once the lights are up.
People Serving People
614 3rd Street South
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Be sure to share your joyful moments this holiday on Instagram or Twitter and use #FeelJoy so everyone can share in these happy moments!