Last week I had dinner plans with my good friend Cassie Scerbo, who some of you know as Lauren Tanner from Make It Or Break It. When she arrived at my house she gave me an envelope and said, “just because.” I laughed out loud because it was a birthday card that read, “Cheers to You on Your Birthday,” except she had crossed out the word “birthday” and had written “Thursday.”
What Cassie didn’t know was that I had had a pretty rotten day. In fact, one of my favorite books as a kid was “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”. Last Thursday, I was Alexander…or Alexandra? Everything had gone wrong. That is, until I opened Cassie’s card. It wasn’t so much what was written inside, but the gesture. It was simple and sweet, but more importantly, it reminded me that someone thought of me during their day. I smiled all night long and we had one of the most memorable dinners I think we’ve ever shared. Cassie’s kind thoughts turned to kind actions, which shows how a simple gesture, a card, a hug, a smile, can make a world of difference for another person. I feel blessed to have friends like her in my life.
As I made breakfast this morning, I looked on my refrigerator and was reminded of Cassie’s big heart. I decided to turn my thoughts into actions and pay it forward.
On August 18th Cassie will jump out of a plane for a project called 18for18. Before the big day, however, she needs to raise $2500, which will go to the Somaly Mam Foundation dedicated to putting an end to sex trafficking. 18for18 has an overall goal of $50,000 that will cover an ENTIRE YEAR of costs for the foundations rescue missions in Cambodia, Vietnam, and Lacs.
Join me in supporting Cassie and donate here: http://www.stayclassy.org/lompoc/events/18-for-18-project-rescue/e18905. She is mailing an autographed headshot to every person that makes a donation and one donor selected at random will win a Skype date with both me and Cassie! We’d love to meet you!
Let’s send her up to the clouds to fly for a good cause!
If you would like to learn more about the Somaly Mam Foundation, check them out here: http://www.somaly.org/whoweare
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