“Awake” is my word for 2024. I heard a great recommendation in a podcast shortly after the first of the year that instead of settling in on goals for change in the first week of January that I should take all of January to contemplate what I want for the year ahead. And so I did. As part of preparing for our Pinked Perspective Board of Directors meeting, I took the month to reflect back over 2023 and discern what specifically I was HOPEFUL for in 2024. What I realized was that despite many victories (351 kits sent and 28% increase in fundraising to name 2), personally 2023 was a bit of a slumber. With the help of a book I have been reading by Anjuli Paschall, my eyes were opened to how I had been zoning out on my “why” for a while. I felt like I was still doing all the things but not awake to the meaning. Therefore, in all honesty my courage and excitement were waning. My prayer with this word for 2024 is that I stay awake to God’s presence with me and who He has made me to be so that I can be a vessel of His love to those around me using my unique story. My story is not just breast cancer. But it is a large part of it and as I look into 2024, I have a renewed courage that Pinked is one of my vessels. I thank you to all that have supported this vessel all these years!
Out of the gates of 2024, we have been facing the reality that a recipient of one of our kits found it so helpful that she wanted everyone in one of the breast cancer support groups on Facebook to also know about Pinked Perspective. As you can imagine this leads to a flood of requests all at once. One of the goals for 2024 was another increase in the number of kits being sent this year. Careful what you shoot for! The last few weeks have been a little overwhelming to say the least. I am so grateful that we have several kit assemblies on the calendar for the first quarter of 2024. However, kit assemblies also mean a need for supplies. Above you will find a list of some of our immediate needs for February! If you are looking to send some love this Valentine’s week, we are happy to receive it! Our Amazon Wishlist is updated, and we are so grateful that this is one of the ways people choose to support Pinked.