“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ~ Leo F. Buscaglia
SweetenYourWords.com is a division of Sweeten Your World, LLC. The overall goal of SYW is to “make giving back business as usual”. It is a partnership between business and the consumer to impact the causes we care about.
We would like to dedicate the Sweeten Your World enterprises to our dads, who taught us, by example, the importance of giving. May you both rest in peace.
The ventures represent a long-time labor of love by founders Rena Wachtel, Lee North and our four children and two dogs. Look for Sweetenyourworld.com in the months to come. It is a large, cool, shopping site that is also dedicated to raising funds for the Megan Meier Foundation. (Read more below.)
SYW words is committed to inspiring people of all ages and demographics, to take responsibility for the life-altering impact that words carry. In our E - magazine, Sweeten Your Words, we have completely devoted ourselves to this mission. With your support, coupled with the celebrity community, we will create a more heightened awareness of this dangerous level of assault being perpetrated globally on innocent victims, from all walks of society. This is a virus for which the only antedote is education. In my quest to find others who are engaged in this discussion I came across the Megan Meir Foundation. Megan was one of the first to take her life as the result of cyberbullying.
I have a child the age that Megan was when her tragedy occurred. This makes me passionate about this cause in a way that I have never been about any individual mission. It comes very close to home and my anguish for what Megan’s family has been through is impossible to describe. What I can say is that I am phenomenally inspired by the response that Tina, Megan’s mother, has displayed and her ability to summon the inner strength and courage to make her personal tragedy make a difference. If it was me, I think I would get into bed and never get out.
The Megan Meier Foundation is waging a campaign of awareness. But they need a lot of help. SYW has taken on a partnership with this small, but renowned organization, to make this education available in schools that can’t afford it and to make sure that the schools that are implementing the agenda, are seeing it through. We can do this.
Founder, Rena Wachtel
Dear Friends at Sweeten Your Words,
We at the Megan Meier Foundation, are so thrilled to be a part of this innovative, family-oriented publication. It is our belief that the simple principles that are being promoted by Sweeten Your Words will support our foundation’s mission statement to stand up for those who are victims of bullying and cyberbullying on a daily basis. It is our hope that a commitment to these principles will make it so that no other family will have to experience that tragedy that we have felt from the loss of Megan.
In a world that is filled with such selfishness, we are overwhelmed by the generosity of Lee, Rena and all of the people that make Sweeten Your Words possible. Their commitment to charity and to making the world just a little bit “sweeter” is a model for all.
Funds donated to the Megan Meier Foundation allow us to bring our anti-bullying and anti-cyberbullying messages to schools and communities that do not have the resources to do so otherwise. Additionally, we are working to create online programs, available 24/7, that will give valuable tools to both parents and children who are struggling bullying. None of this would be possible without the selfless support we receive from the SYW organization.
Thanks to all your supporters for sweetening your words!
President and Executive Director
Megan Meier Foundation