Thursday, November 12, 2009

New York, San Antonio, Seattle and Beyond: Better Because is Moving a Mountain of Discouragement

The good for you Better Because movement takes flight.

Inspired by the Dalai Lama, in the middle of a recession two pals, moms, and self proclaimed "rat racers", Ginny Hutchinson and Cathy Haffner jumped from their Fortune 100 careers to launch Better Because. In no time flat 4,300+ new folks have friended them on Facebook and sent in smiles and stories from around the globe of what their life is "better because of" today. Nordstrom has snapped-up the duo's book, "Better Because of You", and will carry it for the holidays. Proceeds from book sales support "Room to Read", a great non-profit that builds libraries for children in need in Asia and Africa.

In NYC, cosmetic genius Trish McEvoy ordered 50 books to give to her friends. In Seattle, Union Bank Mortgage Consultant Aaron Tyler purchased 32 books for each of his co-workers and couldn't believe the
response-- just the cover put a smile on their faces.

Folks with the flu have read it to their families, those recovering from heart surgery have shared the book as a thank you to friends who visited them at the hospital, while others have turned to the book for ways to comfort grief stricken family dealing with tragedy. Powerful stuff here.

Featured yesterday on KIRO's CEO Spotlight, Cathy and Ginny talked how wonderfully rewarding it is to help others in these tough times.

In San Antonio recently, they shared their "attitude of gratitude" and simple ways to focus on the little things that make life better.

To hear KIRO's Jason' Brook's interview paste this url into your browser and take a listen:

"Trying to start a movement is one of the toughest things in the world, but two women hope to move a mountain of discouragement by getting people to find what's good in life."

To see Cathy and Ginny on San Antonio Living, click the blog title above.

We continue to be better because of knowing Cathy and Ginny and hope you'll take a moment to get to know them too. Trust us, you'll feel just a little bit better. Visit and get inspired!

Photo of author Ginny Hutchinson with Trish McEvoy.

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