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My Pink Pig Notebook - The Little Things That Support Breast Cancer Research

Updated on November 7, 2011

I recently went to an office supply store and saw, sitting on the counter, the cutest little notepad. It was pink (those who know me understand how much I dislike the color pink). It had a cute, little white pig holding a sparkly (as much as I hate the color pink, I LOVE sparkly things) purse. The notepad was only $1!!! The proceeds support Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Now, I'm not generally the type to buy products that support causes, and I shamefully admit that I did not buy the notepad to support breast cancer research. I bought it because the cute, little pig was holding a sparkly purse. So, where is this going?

That little notepad made me happy for days. Like a giddy school girl, I showed my friends my cute "pink pig book" explaining where I bought it, how much it cost, and that it was an item sold to support breast cancer research. I know that my $1 contribution makes a difference, but more importantly, because that little book gives me so much joy (it's just too cute), I'm helping to promote the cause by sharing information.

My actions may not have been intentional, but sometimes it's the things we don't intend to do that cause the greatest impact. And, as my husband pointed out, it's always the silly, little things that make me happiest. Isn't that the way life should be??


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    • Jayleenblogs profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Every day is a new beginning

      This afternoon, I appropriately and literally squealed in excitement - scaring not only my husband, but probably the two or three other customers in the store - when I found more "pink pig books" at a different office supply store. Thank you Staples!

      I found my heroine, the cute, little white pig, wearing sparkly sunglasses, wiggly antennae ears, and a big, pink heart. I paid twice as much this time for my notepads (they were on sale when I first found them), but it was worth it - not only for breast cancer research, but for putting a smile on my face.

      Coincidently, the message on one book reads, "You are never fully dressed until you wear a smile" and another reads, "Do something silly."

      If you haven't bought one for yourself, I recommend you grab one up before Breast Cancer Awareness Month ends and my pretty piglet with her sparkly accessories take a bow.

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