Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Acts of Kindness in good company

The best day of the year is November 4. It's the day that hundreds of people help us celebrate Steve's birthday by performing acts of kindness.

(You can read more about it here and here and here and here.)

My friend Kari is a director of supply chain operations at Frito-Lay and the president of that company's Women's Inclusion Network. Each March, in celebration of Women's History Month, Frito-Lay devotes a gallery at its North American headquarters to honor women, as chosen by the Women's Inclusion Network. The gallery includes inspiring pioneers, Frito-Lay leaders, modern women and young women.

This year Kari nominated me to be included, in recognition of our family's tradition of remembering Steve.

So, in a twist that I never expected, my photo and a brief description of our Acts of Kindness movement is posted in a display case with larger-than-life women such as J.K. Rowling (author of the Harry Potter series, of course) and Ursula Burns (the first African-American CEO of a Fortune 500 company).

This afternoon, Cooper, Katie and I visited Kari at Frito-Lay. We received a tour of the lovely campus and admired the women's history gallery.

Thank you, Kari, for including our family in gallery!

And thank you, friends across the world, for helping us celebrate Steve's memory and for sharing love and kindness!

(The Women's Inclusion Network partners with Attitudes & Attire, a Dallas nonprofit that supports women seeking self-sufficiency.)

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