I was having breakfast with one of my best friends last week. She couldn't decide what she wanted to order. Her brow was furrowed as she stared at the menu. I asked her what was wrong. She said "I have my period. I hate myself. I feel ugly. I want to order everything on this menu but I feel like people would judge me." I laughed because she was right. It would be lovely if when you have your period, someone would deliver your favorite comfort foods with a note attached saying "You can do this! You're pretty! You're strong! Here, have some potato chips slathered in chocolate!"
Later as I was driving home, I thought "What if a little comfort was yours every time you opened a feminine product?" Right there on the pad or tampon, in big letters were words of encouragement. I love that idea.
If this is your special time of the month / aunt Flo is visiting / your bill came due, may you know just how strong and beautiful and kind you are. And order the blueberry pancakes. They work magic.