Sometimes there are moments that make you stop and take inventory of your life. You realize how you take the little things for granted and how the daily routine you obsess over often times can be petty and insignificant. You’re fully conscious of how blessed you are. I have one of these moments every time One Salon holds our Salon Day for the truly amazing and inspiring kids of the Wish Upon A Teen Organization.
Wish Upon A Teen is a national non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing resources, time and opportunities to teenagers with developmental or medical conditions. As we all know, the teen years are filled with challenges of self-identity, confidence and confusion about the future. The sometimes turbulent waters leading from childhood to adulthood can be very stressful. Teenagers facing physical or mental health challenges have an especially difficult time coping. The combination of normal teenage stress with the impact of chronic illness on self esteem can make the normal transition to adulthood difficult, delayed or impossible. Wish Upon A Teen aims to make a difference in the lives of these challenged teens.
This past Sunday, One Salon held our 2nd Annual Salon Day with the kids from this wonderful organization. These inspiring teens were once again given the royal treatment by the One Salon staff. And once again, I was reminded of the importance of giving back…to slow down, enjoy life, appreciate the little things and try to bring joy into people’s lives.
For more information on Wish Upon A Teen visit: www.wishuponateen.org or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The day in pictures: