Charity Auction & Dinner

Charity AuctionHave you ever seen or experienced something that made question your priorities? Saturday afternoon I attended a charity event to support my little cousin Natalia. Her story along with the stories of a few other disabled children were read to the crowd and my heart ached for them.

So young and fighting such tough battles and challenges. It made me question my priorities. How can I be so concerned with my clothes and hair when there’s other people out there fighting for the things I too often take for granted?

I’ve thought about this topic many times before and the biblical story of Ester tends to come to mind. The tale of one of the loveliest of girls who used her beauty not for selfish gain but to capture the heart of a king and save her people. Whether you’re religious or not, the story still presents an interesting concept. Perhaps, if you’re heart is in the right place than even seemingly superficial things can be used to change lives for the better.

True Love

Western Party

I know that that is my goal with this blog.

I also know that…. I loved learning about this amazing organization! This charity dinner and auction was for Carousel RanchCarousel Ranch is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing developmental, therapeutic and recreational programs for disabled and disadvantaged children through horses.

Although the goals and benefits are different for every child, I was able to witness the joy it brought to all of the young demonstrators on Saturday night.

If you’re interested in learning more or donating please CLICK HERE!

Inspiring Poem

The Celestial Surgeon

If I have faltered more or less In my great task of happiness; If I have moved among my race And shown no glorious morning face; If beams from happy human eyes Have moved me not; if morning skies, Books, and my food, and summer rain Knocked on my sullen heart in vain:- Lord, thy most pointed pleasure take And stab my spirit broad awake!

By Robert Louis Stevenson

Many Christmases ago, I received a children’s book of poetry. I loved it. And til this day I still think about the first time I read some of what would become my favorite poems. Have you ever been inspired by a poem?

I’m considering including more ‘lifestyle’ posts here on LoveNiki. Fun posts, random post, a little bit of everything for girls who love fashion and style but are also interested in a little something extra. Let me know your thoughts :)