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In the dictionary, Shine is defined as:
1. to give forth or glow with light
2. to be bright with reflected light; glisten; sparkle.
3. to appear with brightness or clearness.
4. to excel

I believe that all of us possess talents, skills, and abilities that can be used to literally change the world.  I believe that stepping out of your comfort zone to do hard things is what gives meaning and happiness to life.

This is what The Shine Project is all about:
Going out of your comfort zone
to bring light to those who need hope.
The Shine Project emulates love, sacrifice, and
CHANGE.

 The Shine Project's purpose is to inspire you to live the highest quality of life obtainable, and to motivate you to join our efforts in making this world a better place. We have many events set up around the country, and would love for you to get involved!

The Shine Scholarship Project is a non-profit that was created by TSP to put our beliefs in action. Its mission is to improve the lives of at-risk teens through service, education, and family involvement. We do service projects with inner city students every other week to teach them the leadership skills that are necessary for them to succeed. The money we raise goes to sending these leaders to college, so they can give back to society.You can read more about how to get involved HERE.

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We just launched a new company, Threads. Your purchase helps give at risk youth a job and allows them to pay their way through college. You can shop here. Thanks so much for your support!
And go ahead, let the world see you SHINE.

35 comments:

Beka said...

hmmmm.
:)
i'm definitely with you on the don't have to choose only one thing:)

Gail said...

Well I must say, THAT'S an intriguing bio! Can't wait to read more! :)

I definitely have my hands in more than one thing. I don't know how NOT to!

Micaela said...

I also believe that one person can be so much to others and to themselves. Great Blog!

Ashley@Heart2Heart said...

I think we may be twins...seperated at birth of course! I feel exactly like you on the dreams you have! I found you through littlemissmomma's blog and your shine project is much like my heart2heart nonprofit that I am trying to start. You are so beautiful and your ideas are an inspiration!! Thank goodness I found your blog...you have already changed my life!

sarahlearns said...

ashley, i just found your blog and i am in LOVE already! i love everything you stand for and i think you are truly an inspiration! keep it up & i can't wait to read more. :)

Tyler and Jenica said...

You are hilarious Ash, and I love your darling blog. Ever since I met you our freshman summer 6 years ago I always thought you were the best! Love you!

steph said...

hi ashley! i'm so happy that you found my blog so that I can find yours! i absolutely LOVE the "shine" project and I am so happy that you're inspiring others to think outside of ourselves & to serve others along the way. I'm definitely going to be following you! btw, you are GORGE-JUZZ & i loooove the shine necklaces! if i wasn't so low on funds I would buy one..you definitely sold me me on it w/ the purpose! :) have a bright, beautiful & blessed day! :)

Sommer Clark said...

love that i stumbled upon your blog from Little Miss Momma!! i look forward to following you as you inspire many other bloggers like myself! =)
*sommer* from seasonsofsommer.blogspot.com

Vivianne said...

I just stumbled upon your blog when I was reading The Midwestern Touch and I LOVE IT. Seriously. A lot.

Your attitude, your posts, your humor... It's great! I can't wait to start avidly reading and participating in your SHINE challenges!

Who is G? said...

I feel the same way, why just choose one when you can explore them all :) just found your blog and you seem genuinely adorable and inspiring.

Laura said...

Hi! I want to thank you for visiting my blog! I really like yours and would love to visit again!
Laura

The Little Flapper said...

Your blog is so inspiring and encouraging! Whenever I feel overwhelmed with life and the negativity around me, I come to your blog for an escape and reminder of all the beautiful things in life.

Thank you for that. I truly believe you will make an impact in this world! Very few people have that spark and drive. & you most certainly do.

Kelly @ Eat Yourself Skinny said...

Just wanted to say I absolutely love, love , LOVE your blog!! I just can't stop reading! You're so inspiring and have such a wonderful way about yourself that is refreshing to see :) New follower!! xoxo

Kris said...

Hi there AZ friend! I must say I have seen your blog buttons but just now came over to check things out from The Daybook. Gosh I love love love what you are doing and I also love that you are in AZ! I'm not too far from you, I just moved from Scottsdale to the Biltmore area. I am adding one of your adorable buttons to my blog!

http://sincerelyarizona.blogspot.com/

The Style Spook said...

I totally get it! I am a HS Theatre teacher and it is so amazing. I am so passionate about it. I have a really cool new idea that you may into that is right up your alley! xo-Brooke
http://stylespook.blogspot.com/

kaleighsomers said...

Can we be friends? Haha I just watched the video on the Shine Project and loved it. It's amazing how simple it is to give back with just a popsicle and watch the way that gift can grow out to people you've never met before. I'm 21 but I've always wanted to be a published YA author, and more recently start a non-profit, empower young girls, and generally just inspire others to not accept the status quo and be the change. It's a relief to know how many others there are in this world battling for those same things and dreaming those same dreams. Keeping shining on!

Amanda said...

Like kaleighsomers said... can we be friends??! What an inspiring person you are! Keep it up, mkay?

Cami said...

You are soooo absolutely adorable!!!!

<3-Cami from First Day of My Life

Ashley said...

I just want to say I stumbled across your blog and I am so glad that I did. I read your about me and it is pretty much everything I want to do: teach, own my own business, and lead a non profit! Plus we have the same name! I think you are a beautiful person, on the inside and on the outside.

Krystina said...

Hi!!
I've been seeing mention of your blog everywhere I go and I can't believe it took me so long to actually stop and look around. This is amazing what you are doing. Like so many people say in these comments- you're doing what a lot of us haven't managed to make the time to do but want to! I guess it just takes one step to start something big! Something as little as passing out ice pops to people on a hot day and ask them to pay it forward- I have ALWAYS wanted to do things like that. I think it's obvious by your large following that you inspire us to go out and do good! :) It's a wonderful, wonderful thing. In my daily life I always try to live doing little things- holding doors open, helping to pick up dropped things, letting people merge during traffic (lol). But theres much more I could and will start doing! Time to start brainstorming!! I've been wanting to team up my little blog (though growing every day!) with a foundation but why not start one I believe in!! Im sorry I'm rambling! I've just been feeling a little in a rut and I really feel moved and called to action.
Needless to say, I'm so glad I came by.
*Krystina

Mrs. Darcy said...

Hi! I just found your blog and I am so glad that I did! I really find your posts to be inspiring and I really connected to your idea of being able to do more than one thing in this life. I really hope that you realize how much you already inspire your readers!


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Julie Marie said...

my heart is so touched by people that want to make a difference in so many different avenues..

Melanie said...

Hi Ashley! I just have to ask. Are you an Impact Graduate? I love what you're doing and what you stand for! Good for you for taking Action on your dreams and letting God's light Shine through you! :D

CraigMicheal said...

This Is Truly Amazing! I Love it!

Christine said...

incredible and amazing! I will definitely be contacting you soon!

Following on GFC_ I hope you can stop by my blog too! All feedback is helpful!

God bless always
christine
www.beyoutifulhope.blogspot.com

Karen said...

Love what you're doing here!

Lesley said...

I'm inspired!! Wow!

Shio Waline said...

I just have to tell you I am truly inspired by you! You are a beautiful soul at heart and I wish to be able to do as much good as you have! I do try day to day to think of others because I know that God works through us all to help others feel loved & cared for! I will be ordering a tee shirt and bracelet soon and cannot wait to get them! Hopefully I will be able to contribute more to your wonderful cause!!

Your new friend and follower,
Shio :)

maryjozefiak said...

I just came across your blog and I love it! Everything you stand for is wonderful, and you are such a great, inspirational girl!! Thanks so much!

Your newest follower,
Mary

maryjozefiak.wordpress.com

Sarah said...

It's official, I adore your blog. I love the overall tone of kindness and love that you have cultivated here.

tiffany khyla. said...

Wow. That video was really inspiring. It's amazing that you started with just a simple blog and it's evolved into so much more. So glad I found your page. I'll definitely be keeping up with your journey.

Jenny Gillespie said...

Love the new look of your site! :)

Kelsey Eaton said...

Such a beautiful video! So glad I found it :)

Megan Jordan said...

Tears! This video is amazing!!!

SiniAnnika said...

This is amazing! I wish to find something similar in my country (Finland) to participate and help others. Hugs from the north! :)