Unsung Heroines: Women Who Inspire with Kindness and Compassion

March 10, 2018

Unsung Heroines: Women Who Inspire with Kindness and Compassion

In the spirit of Women’s History Month, our thoughts are drawn to not only the many inspiring women recognized for their accomplishments, but also the many more who contribute to society in a myriad of ways while expecting nothing in return. They are hidden from view.

Yet these women are transforming communities and making a positive difference in the world. They are unsung heroines. This month we are returning to an idea we fell in love with in the early days of Prosperity Candle... celebrating women who uplift others with their kindness and compassion - and bravery - yet go largely unnoticed.

Who is an unsung heroine?

The word hero is used often and has many meanings. For us, an unsung heroine is a woman who has made a positive impact on someone else or a community through her actions or words. She is someone who has dedicated her time, energy and enthusiasm to helping others thrive and inspires the people around her because of it. Yet she is unsung because she has not sought acknowledgement.

Historically, we know that women have had profound impacts in every field and walk of life, but often haven't received recognition for their contributions. They work as hard or harder than male counterparts, yet without similar resources, support or rewards. It's unconscionable, especially in this country in 2018, let alone elsewhere. This is the reason our founders chose to invest in women entrepreneurs.

Unsung heroines can be innovators, activists, visionaries, survivors, mentors and leaders. She can be elderly, just starting her career, or a young student. Her actions, large or small, have made a difference. She could be someone whose name you don’t know or a person close in your life. If her actions or words have inspired you in some way, then she deserves recognition.

And perhaps if her story is shared, then maybe, just maybe, her impact can be multiplied.

Our unsung heroines

Naturally each of us here has women in mind from our childhoods, our travels and our communities. But we have to begin by saying how immensely inspired we are by the women refugees here in our studio. They have faced unfathomable hardships and loss - beyond anything we can imagine - yet are are ready to build new lives in a strange place and contribute.

Despite a past torn apart by violence and intolerance, and many years in refugee camps, they come to the studio every day to work side-by-side, making each other laugh, pouring and packaging candles. They work hard and diligently, pay their taxes, and several have recently achieved citizenship.

When asked about their weekends, we often hear about helping others... taking care of a family member, cooking for someone in need, acting as a translator at the hospital. These women refugees are among the most generous people we know. They inspire us with their unbounded kindness and compassion for which they never seek recognition. They are truly unsung heroines.

How to get involved

Now it's your turn! Join us this week on  Facebook and  Instagram to celebrate the unsung heroines in all of our lives. We'll be inviting you to share your stories of everyday women doing the extraordinary, as well as sharing more of our own. The idea is simple... to bring to light the infinite ways that women  across the world are making a difference. 

And to make it fun we'll be giving away 3 Celebration Gift Sets to followers selected at random.

So take a moment now to follow us on  Facebook and  Instagram, and stay tuned!

 


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Unique soy blend fair trade candles handcrafted by women artisans candles at Prosperity Candle

Amber & Bergamot

Warm and inviting, amber and bergamot combined with subtle notes of geranium, black cardamom, sandalwood and eucalyptus.

Blue Fir & Spice 

Wonderfully fragrant blue fir pine needles combined with cedarwood, bright citrus and a touch of spice evoke the spirit of the holidays.

Chai Tea

Green tea mixed with a cozy blend of cinnamon, clove, cardamom and peppermint reminds you of your favorite tea spot.

Chamomile & Sage

Deeply restful chamomile and fresh sage combine in this soothing herbal, creating an atmosphere of calm and well-being that everyone loves.

Clementine & Lavender

A bright, fresh citrus scent of clementine, tangerine, bergamot and lemon… nicely balanced with French lavender. If you love citrus with a subtle twist, this is for you.

Fig & Citrus

Clean and slightly sweet, fresh figs infused with grapefruit, a hint of orange, and lemon zest atop an earthy base of cedar and oakmoss. Wonderfully nuanced, it’s our favorite fig scent.

French Vanilla & Oak

Sweet, familiar and deeply comforting, French vanilla combined with oak, sandalwood, grapefruit and sea salt with a hint of clove. A unique take on a classic.

Ocean Breeze

There is nothing like a fresh ocean breeze… clean and buoyant ocean air with a joyful blend of freesia, water lilies, lotus and tuberose offers a truly uplifting ambiance.

Orange Blossom & Waterlily

Fragrant orange blossoms mingle with water lily, iris and clementine leaves above a base note of vetiver. This is a delightfully elegant, soft floral.

Peppermint Drop

Just slightly sweet, this blend of crisp peppermint leaves followed by notes of fresh mint leaves will radiate the season’s joy.

Sandalwood & Oakmoss

The warmth of sandalwood blended with Baltic oakmoss, a touch of amber, and hint of patchouli give rise to this gentle wood scent – a perennial favorite.

Unscented

Completely fragrance-free.
Perfect for centerpieces, dinner candles and those who prefer no scent.

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