I stood with the phone in my hand, waiting for the guts to make the phone call. What if she’s angry with me? I thought again of her with those 2 babies and dialed.
She wasn’t angry with me at all, instead she was filled with gratitude. It was many years ago and my friend’s husband walked out on her and their 2 children under the age of 5. She had no job, no car and no money. The call I made was to my church. They had sent a flyer home from religious education classes with my son and were asking for food donations for the food pantry. All I could think of was my friend and how she needed this. I made the call and someone from the St Vincent de Paul society reached out to my friend. They helped her for many months until she was able to get back on her feet.
So what does this have to do with soap? Since I started Alegna Soap® I’ve routinely sent a check to help support the food pantry. I’ve spoken about it to my customers and they too wanted to be involved. I decided to make a special soap where all 100% of the profit will go to a local Long Island food pantry. And this soap is special. In fact, there are not 2 bars that will be alike. Each time I make a batch of soap there is a small amount left in the pot (think about the batter left in the bowl after pouring the cake mix into the pan). I’ve been scraping this soap-batter into a mold, layering it with the next batch I make. Sometimes I use the soap-batter to make shapes and embed them in the soap. Other times, I’ll shred some soap before adding to the mold. I’m calling this bar Soap for Soup. Besides being good for your own skin, the bar you purchased is helping someone else. And yes, I also donate soap to the pantry. Everyone should wash with great soap.
Have you ever been called to do something difficult? Did you do it? Were you glad you did?
Yours in Gratitude,