“Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.”
Let’s be real, here. It’s very rare that anyone is ever given a good hand, let alone a fantastic one. Most people are dealt an awful hand. Even I got dealt a rough hand and had to figure out how to play them right, back in the day.
But I did it. I figured it out. And I am very blessed. That is something I will forever be grateful for and never take for granted.
All Iconic Beauties are blessed beyond belief in many ways, for many reasons. Not only do I like to reward my Beauties for their efforts, but I like to remind them how blessed they are and how important it is to give back. Although, being the Iconic Beauties that they are, they don’t really need to be reminded. They already know. And for that reason, they’re always willing, able and excited to give back however they can.
ALWAYS STRIVE TO BE SOMEONE ELSE’S LIGHT!
Last holiday season, Iconic Beauty started our own take on Random Acts of Kindness and called it #IconicKindnesses because we are ICONIC BEAUTY! And that’s not just a physical attractiveness. We are here to change the way people think of the words “Iconic” and “Beauty”.
“A random act of kindness is a selfless act performed by a person or people wishing either to assist or to cheer up an individual person or people.”
The phrase may have been coined by Anne Herbert, who says that she wrote “Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty” on a place mat at a Sausalito restaurant in 1982 or 1983.
SO WHAT EXACTLY DID WE DO?
Iconic Beauties Bryiana, Meraiah and Damaris along with Beauties Selena and Gabby, came over for pizza and to make Blessing Bag-inspired stockings for the homeless with handwritten notes to remind them of their worth and how special they truly are.
Then we went around Los Angeles handing them out to those in need.
We also made cookies, wrote positive quotes on candy canes, over-tipped our servers when dining out, and lots of little things that turned into a season of lots of giving.
Some out of state Iconic Beauties and Beauties participated in their own #IconicKindnesses too!
That’s really what it’s about..
We didn’t do this and post about it for credit. There’s so much we do to give back behind the scenes. We just wanted to share this particular project, in hopes of inspiring others to do the same. And it worked!
If you’ve done anything similar, we’d love to hear what worked for you! We’re always open to hearing about new ideas to giving back. Please tag @iamiconicbeauty #iAmIconic so we can see your photos and be inspired by you too!!