It’s so easy to forget just how fortunate we actually are. A speeding ticket, nothing in the fridge for dinner, a coffee spill while on the way to work. Sometimes the smallest things are enough to put us in fowl moods. But if we could only remember in those irritated moments that there are others out there who would happily give up their heavy difficulties for our minor annoyances! I was reminded of that last week.
On Wednesday night, I attended a volunteer work night for Dwell with Dignity involving several participants of The Fort Worth Show of Arts and Antiques. I’ve been a long time fan of Dwell. Their industry events were among the very first that I attended when I first moved to Texas! For those that aren’t familiar with them, here’s a quick summary of what they do:
Dwell with Dignity is a non-profit group of Interior Designers and volunteers dedicated to creating soothing, inspiring homes for families struggling with homelessness and poverty. We provide and install home interiors for families that include furnishings and art, bedding and kitchen supplies, and food in the pantry.
On select nights throughout the month, groups of volunteers come together at the Dwell with Dignity work shop to make beautiful things for less fortunate but deeply deserving people. This past Wednesday, a generous group of Fort Worth participants joined the party and I was there to snap a few pictures.
This year’s “Benefit Booth” at The Fort Worth Show of Arts and Antiques supports Dwell with Dignity. If you’re in the area and would like to support a worthy cause while also doing some shopping, join me at The Fort Worth Show on March 7th and 8th. The theme will be “Mix It Up” and that’s exactly what you’ll find me doing! I’ll no doubt be scouting for great furniture finds to mix in with my quirky home decor as well as frequenting the Dwell booth to check in on their surprise offering. (It may or may not be limited sale on a really cool home accent. Shhh!!)
Hope to see you there!