Take a moment to reflect on the circle of women around you and marvel on how blessed you are. Now imagine an opportunity that will allow you celebrate them and thank them for being your friend, your Sister Friend. Please invite them to the Annual My Sister, My Friend Appreciation Brunch. Celebrate your friends and the bond built amongt you.
Dec 2 | 11AM – 3PM
The Loft of Castleberry Hills
170 Northside Dr SW #96, Atlanta GA
Admission – $65
Portion of Proceeds Benefits FOCUS + Fragile Kids, a widely recognized nonprofit provider of comprehensive and innovative programs for children with significant developmental or physical disabilities and their families.
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THE QUIET STORM
Sister Friend is an organization that was started when words fell short in showing appreciation to phenomenal women. It has grown into a network of beautiful women that blossomed into an organization designed to appreciate the bonds built amongst Women of various backgrounds, life experiences and the like. Celebrate Friendship, Embrace Sisterhood, Promote Unity, Empower Each Other, and Inspire Love amongst Women.
The My Sister, My Friend Appreciation Brunch is an opportunity to fellowship, embrace differences, build relationships, and empower each other to be stewardess of their thoughts and actions. There is power in your words and thoughts. The smile that you give someone may be what SHE needs to get through the day.
After experiencing a brief hospitalization that changed my life, took a look at myself, my life and all of the people in it. I looked at the circle of women that I surrounded myself with. To me, each of them were phenomenal in their own right. They were beautiful, inside and out. Whether it was a new friend or someone that I’ve known for years, I wanted to appreciate each of them.
Sometimes, friendship is not measured by the number of years that you have been friends, but simply by the beauty and genuineness of it all. Many times, we wait until it’s too late to appreciate those we love. So instead of giving them their roses when they’re dead and gone….I want my friends to smell and bask in the essence and beauty of the roses now!
I wanted this group of dynamic women to be able to cultivate a spirit of love for ALL WOMEN. I wanted to inspire them to spread love to other women, regardless of their nationality, spirituality, sexuality, or socioeconomic status.
As Women, we need to be conscious of our thoughts and projections.
Sometimes we meet people, and may form opinions of them before we’ve had an opportunity to really get to know them. Some women’s reputation may precede them. However, everyone has a story ~ “HERstory.” You never know what someone is experiencing or has been through in life. Before we are quick to judge or condemn the next woman, stop and think. The woman that someone may deem as unfavorable due to her sexual history may be that same woman whose father used to crawl into bed with her. Therefore, she associates sex with love; or her own self-worth is so diminished that she only feels value by being promiscuous.
We have to be quick to love and slow to judge. I believe that if all Women can unite and share love and respect for each other; this same love and respect could be passed on to our children. Women are the Nurturers.
At last year’s brunch, there was so much love in the room, it was overwhelming!!! Please join me to celebrate You, Your beauty, Your uniqueness, Your spirit and how it ALL connects you with other Women. I challenge you to step out of your comfort zone and open up your heart to spread love.
Your Sister Friend,
Before leaving the Brunch, each Attendee was asked to write an encouraging word on the Sister Friend Note. They were challenged to pass it out to the first woman they saw. However, it could not be someone they knew. Here are a few of the results from the challenge.
“A few weeks ago a beautiful soul challenged me to share the love and encouragement she shared with us at My Sister, My Friend Brunch. We were to write a note of encouragement and give it to a woman we did not know. God laid many things on my heart recently regarding being thankful of how much peace and joy I have had this year in comparison to a very horrible 2013 that literally brought me to rock bottom. And in the midst of this a kindred soul commented on a post I wrote about a CHRISTmas angel blessing a family in need. We connected instantly and were inboxing again and again. Tonight with the inspiration from Yashica I was able to share that special card of encouragement with this lovely lady who has lived through similar situations as I have. With the help of a Christmas angel Sherisse Patterson and hubby we were able to contribute to a financial need. With the support of the lovely spirit Alize Richardson we listened to an awesome prayer call while she did my hair as a gift. Thank you for allowing me to encourage and support you and thank you for my lovely hairstyle. Women Empower Each Other. We are forever connected. You are My Sister Friend.” – Lyschel Hicks 12/8/14
“I spotted this lady across the room and somehow was drawn to her energy, The DJ gave her a Birthday shout out and I knew this was a perfect moment for me to tell her how unique, amazing and special, you’re my sister, my friend and I love you! She was very shocked, humbled and appreciative! I know this made her Birthday special! It felt great to see her smile! Thanks Yashica Paris this was Beautiful!” - Marcella Phillips
FOCUS + Fragile Kids understands and supports the unique needs of families with children who are medically fragile or have significant developmental or physical disabilities. A 35-year-old non-profit, that offers a host of resources and low-cost programs to strengthen 4,500 Atlanta families whose children have developmental or physical challenges. These programs help parents care for their children and themselves while encouraging them to celebrate life and form strong community. As one parent said, “At FOCUS events, no one is going to ask you what is wrong with your child. We don’t feel like we are on the outside looking in, but rather just hanging out with friends and acquaintances who are rejoicing in what our kids can do, instead of what they can’t.” To learn more go to www.focus-ga.org
Thank you for supporting Sister Friend, Inc. Your generosity makes a huge difference in the lives of children with special abilities. Your contribution will help support children with significant developmental or physical delays and their families. For every ticket purchased, $5 will go to support FOCUS + Fragile Kids. FOCUS + Fragile Kids is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, relying on the generosity of individuals, foundations, and corporations for funding. Neither the United Way nor the government fund FOCUS. FOCUS + Fragile Kids understands and supports the unique needs of families with children who are medically fragile or have significant developmental or physical disabilities. FOCUS + Fragile Kids offers comfort, hope, and information to parents; accessible recreational and social programs for children and teens; prescribed medical equipment for medically fragile children not covered by insurance or Medicaid; and fun, inclusive activities for the entire family. A non-profit founded by parents in 1983, FOCUS continues to embrace and strengthen metro Atlanta families.
For more information about FOCUS + Fragile Kids please visit www.focus-ga.org