Happy Friday, y'all and happy fall! Basically, happy everything. Fridays are my favorite day of the week. It's the day that I don't mind working, the day that I treat myself to lunch out (today with a friend), the day I skip out of calls and emails a little early, and the day that I most enjoy going out to dinner. Fridays are so incredibly relaxing which is just what I always need.
Speaking of happy everything, my friends at Coton Colors have a pretty phenomenal event going on right now. I'm going to get deep for a second...are you ready? September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and Coton Colors is giving the full retail price of every Limited Edition Inspire Happy Mug ($9.95) to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
I've never shared this on the blog before, but one of my cousins passed away many years ago after a long battle with cancer. She had a brain tumor, but she remained one of the most grateful, spiritual, faithful, fun, and caring people throughout her treatment (and in every aspect of her life). She was always smiling and never felt sorry for herself. I believe that her time at St. Jude had a lot to do with that. While my cousin eventually lost her battle with childhood cancer, I am incredibly grateful for places like St. Jude and companies like Coton Colors who dedicate time and resources towards learning more about cancer and how to treat it.
You can read all about how Coton Colors partnership with St. Jude came to be, as well as the inspiration behind this year's mug on their blog. Please take a moment to learn more about this story and the mission behind it, and if you feel so inclined, pick up a mug for yourself or for a loved one, or simply make a donation. After all, mug season is officially here; we could all use a little warmth. Happy weekend. :)