Against The Grain

The ones that are crazy enough to think that they can change the word, are the ones that do!

Working with Safe Haven Baby Boxes has taught me so much. A) Society fears change.

We've recently passed a bill, a huge milestone for us at SHBB, for us if we save one baby, just one...It’s worth it!

However we didn't save just one...In our first year, we helped 940 pregnant women through our hotline! However we still face opposition by going “against the grain.”

Which brings me to B) Ignore conventional wisdom.
For example:

Winston Churchill failed the sixth grade. He was defeated in every public office role he ran for. Then he became the British prime minister at the age of 62.

Thomas Edison’s teachers told him he was “too stupid to learn anything." Edison also famously invented 1,000 light bulbs before creating one that worked.

Harland David Sanders, the famous KFC "Colonel,” couldn’t sell his chicken. More than 1,000 restaurants rejected him. But then one did, and today there are KFC restaurants bearing his image all over the world.

R.H. Macy had a history failing businesses, including a dud Macy’s in NYC.But Macy kept up the hard work and ended up with the biggest department store in the world. 

Steven Spielberg was rejected from his dream school, the University of Southern California, three times. He sought out an education somewhere else and dropped out to be a director.

Charlie Chaplin’s act was rejected by executives because they thought it was too obscure for people to understand. But then they took a chance on Chaplin, who went on to become America’s first bona fide movie star.

Marilyn Monroe’s first contract with Columbia Pictures expired because they told her she wasn’t pretty or talented enough to be an actress.

Soichiro Honda was passed over for an engineering job at Toyota and left unemployed. But then he began making motorcycles, started a business and became a billionaire.

Vera Wang failed to make the U.S. Olympic figure-skating team. Then she became an editor at Vogue and was passed over for the editor-in-chief position. She began designing wedding gowns at 40 and today is the premier designer in the business, with a multi-billion dollar industry.

Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor because he “lacked imagination and had no good ideas." Several more of his businesses failed before the premiere of his movie Snow White. Today, most childhoods wouldn’t be the same without his ideas. 

Albert Einstein didn’t speak until age four and didn’t read until age seven. His teachers labeled him "slow” and “mentally handicapped." But Einstein just had a different way of thinking. He later won the Nobel prize in physics.

I've realized, at first people will laugh, mock you, maybe even “spit” on your idea, but then...THEN, they will copy you!

It takes nothing to join the crowd, but it takes everything to stand alone!

Safe Haven Baby Boxes has come up with this brilliant way of saving babies by thinking outside of the box (no pun intended!) And it works!!

The boxes have had more publicity, shedding light to safe haven laws, more than safe haven laws have received in the last ten years combined! That in itself is a success!

And if the means us being “unconventional, a maverick, non-conforming, contrary to what is expected, and different from society's way of thinking.... Than I'm perfectly fine with that. Just add us to the list of non-conformists above.

Proud to go against the grain!

I'm your Mrs International reminding you-




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