We have officially kicked off the 2008 campaign for Pantene's Beautiful Lengths. Last year, my co-worker Stephanie Bell-Flynt and I did this event together. We wanted to do something alittle bit different this year.
I am always having to explain to Gracie why I have to leave early for a volunteer meeting, or why I have to be away for several hours helping someone or some organization. At four, she doesn't grasp the concept of volunteering just yet and what it means. So I asked her if she would like to grow her hair with me and give it to someone who doesn't have any hair. Gracie's face lit up and she said, "Yes!" In doing this, I'm hoping to teach her the value in servanthood at an early age and the blessing she'll get from doing do. Meantime, Stephanie's daughter Stevie, is blind. Stephanie and her husband have done a phenomenal job in teaching Stevie how to turn her disability into an ability. Stephanie has been working with Stevie to show her that although she is blind, there are still many things she can do to help other people. Both of us got together and wanted to teach our daughters how to "pay it forward".
We recorded this commercial last week which you'll start seeing on WLBT.