I want to change the world.
And I've wanted to from the time I was a little girl. While I've come to the realization that it is nearly impossible for me to change the entire world, I know that I can make a difference at least in someone's life.
I want to give back. I love donating and I love volunteering. And in my perfect world, I would start my own charitable organization and love every minute of work every single day. Because I would be making a difference. I would be changing lives, and in a smaller way, changing the world one step at a time.
With bills to pay and rent to cover, I know that starting a non-profit organization is just not going to work at this time in my life. I know it will some day, but I still have an urge - an urge to help, an urge to change, and urge to give.
So while it may be small, I am going to do what I love, in a very small way.
What huge thing doesn't start small, though? Everything starts somewhere, and I am starting here.
Today, The Overwhelmed Bride is making one small step toward a huge goal...
Our Nationwide Search
Today we will begin our nationwide search for a beautiful couple - a beautiful couple who deserves so much. It may be a couple who has served years and years for the freedom of our country, or a couple who has seen what may seem like the worst luck to us, but may have turned that luck into a great gift, in their eyes. We may find a couple who has been through thick and thin and has continued to inspire others, or an ordinary couple who is determined to make a difference in the world.
We are not looking for anyone specific, just a beautiful couple with a beautiful story. A beautiful couple who wants to make a difference in the world, just like I do.
We will continue our search until we feel we have found a couple that is right for this project. There is no deadline and no set date for the search, just continuing until we get the feeling - the same feeling you got when you found your husband or wife.
How the Circle O'Love Works
Once a couple is selected for this project, we will give them the opportunity to raise money for a charity that is close to their hearts. They may decide to raise money via social media, or set up a fundraising event. But no matter how they do it, they are making a difference.
And here is where the Circle O' Love comes into play...
The dollar amount raised and donated to the charity of their choice, will then become their wedding budget. I will be donating my services and seeking the help of other wedding professionals to donate wedding services that equal the amount of funds that have been raised and donated by the couple.
And that is how I want to change the world. That is how I will change the world.
...one small step at a time.
If you would like to nominate a beautiful couple or if you are a wedding professional who would love to donate your wedding services to the couple we choose, please visit the "Circle O'Love" tab at the top of this page! And please help us spread the word, so that we may find the perfect couple to start making our difference in the world.