Hello Oprah: Month One, Box One

Part of the fun of being on a journey is enjoying the trip with people you love.

We are on a journey to get featured in O Magazine and we can't think of anyone we would rather share it with than you. Many of you have been loyal friends and fans of the House of Shine for years. Others have just recently started visiting, but your shared interest in powering the planet with shine has made us kindred spirits immediately.

Our journey started years ago when we first hatched the idea for the House of Shine and have worked every day since to develop programs, projects, products, workshops, and regular blog posts that help connect people with their essential selves. Their life's purpose. Their shine.

And now we're taking a slight turn, a small detour of sorts.

Oprah proclaimed 2014 as “Your Year to Shine” on the cover of her January edition of O Magazine.

We couldn't resist the urge to agree. To yell, “Hear, hear!” and to show Oprah and her team all the tireless ways we work to help others shine.

So we decided to send her a package a month

for the entire year.

Each package featuring one of our different offerings

and each package bigger and more grand than the one before it.

You helped, through our post Six Degrees of Separation, to identify the staff person to whom our box should be addressed. And, after all of your suggestions, we settled on Oprah, care of Lucy the Editor in Chief.

This first package was an introduction to the House of Shine and to our concept of “Hello Yello”.

Or as we put it… Hello Yello-prah!

So we filled her first box with

Yellow tissue paper

Yellow crinkle

Two Hello Yello t-shirts (one for Lucy, one for Oprah),

a handwritten note from me,

and a deck of cards, featuring yellow items (think rubber duck, bananas, yellow crayons, etc…) and our slogan which reads, “Yellow is the Universe's way of reminding you to shine.

We sealed the box with yellow tape

and covered the outside with stickers that our sure to catch the attention of the mailroom.

And sent it Priority Mail on Friday evening at 5:30 p.m.

Now we wait.

But not really, because we are already cooking up ideas for the next box we are mailing in mid-February. It's an invitation to our Annual Box of Shine party.

Whatever happens, we're so glad you are part of our exciting and suspense-filled journey

Because, really, more than the destination, it's the journey that matters.

Claudia Beeny

Founder and Executive Director

Posted on 1/27/14 10:00 am by Claudia Beeny in: Home & Crafts,Miscellaneous

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