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Did these scenes hurt you?
You know the truth is we can’t keep perpetrating such horror.
We can do much better than this, don’t we?
And the fashion system isn’t the only guilty one, the tech industry is getting even worse.
It puzzles me that the people who really have the power to change that (people like you and me), are actually feeling helpless about it.
The fact is that even though we know compulsive consumption is detrimental for us, for the others and for the environment, we are often clueless on how to get out of this crazy spiral. Or, at least, how to stem it.
#MakeThemShine is a campaign born to bring alternative ideas to meaningless presents.
It aims at turning compulsive gift-shopping into thoughtful purchases.
Don’t get me wrong: I love giving and getting presents as much you do, so we’re not talking about dropping our Christmas/birthday traditions. It’s about adopting a more sustainable gift-mindset that will nurture our lives instead of abusing our planet.
#MakeThemShine will do just that: to generate awareness about sustainable and thoughtful gifts as opposed to physical products. Starting from this Christmas.
How would you feel if your gift contributed to making your loved ones’ life healthier and happier?
How proud would you be if you could see them smiling more and complaining less?
And what if you could treat them with something that makes them growing, building confidence, advancing in their career? Or maybe redesigning their lifestyle or learning something that opens new opportunities for the future?
You can easily make such an impact in their lives as well as in the environment. You just have to Think & Act differently, from this Christmas onwards, knowing you’re not alone on this path. And if you like the concept but are clueless about thoughtful gifts, here’s just a list of ideas to inspire you.
(…and if you can’t afford any of this – or you just want to make happy more people than your pocket can afford – there’s also a list of ideas that won’t cost you a penny and still #MakeThemShine).
Enjoy it, and please add any other idea you may have in the comments below. Thank You!
There’s actually no need to spend money when we want to treat someone with something thoughtful. Something as simple as booking a Free Taster Session, for example, shows how much you care about the person and has no money involved. That way you give them the chance to try out something they’ve never considered before, opening the door to a new possible path, or just simply something they were too busy to find out what it is.
If your desire is to help them shine, they’ll love to see you spent time thinking about them and their growth.
So what’s next? You could:
Changing our gift-mindset is just a matter of awareness and ideas.
Now you have both, so the question is: what will you do to help them shine brightly?
This Christmas, make them happy, #MakeThemShine.
Have a Merry, Thoughtful Christmas you too!