☀ Women's Auto Repair Shop Offers Manis And Pedis

AND Entrepreneur's Vision Turns Into Global Health Mission

Inhale the present, exhale the past.

Now, let your breath guide you back to the present moment, where peace and mindfulness reside.

Thank you for reading today’s edition of Grateful Gazette 😌

Here’s what to know for Wednesday:

  • Women take charge in auto repair shops

  • Mackenzie Scott donates $640 million to small nonprofits

  • The impactful journey of Medical Teams International


An all-women’s auto repair shop offers manicures and pedicures while you wait for your car.

Girls Auto Clinic (GAC for short) is where girl power meets car power.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, women make up less than 12% of the auto repair workforce.

Patrice Banks, the brains behind Girls Auto Clinic, isn't afraid to break the grease-stained ceiling. Patrice, a former engineer, had her "aha" moment while staring at her broken-down car and thinking, "Hey, I can do this!"

Sick of feeling clueless and at the mercy of "car guys," she decided to rev up her own engine and learn the ropes herself.

And thus, Girls Auto Clinic was born in 2013.

Sure, getting your car fixed might not be everyone's idea of a spa day, but at GAC, they're changing that narrative.

Picture this: You drop off your car, and while the mechanics work their magic under the hood, you're chilling with a complimentary manicure or pedicure.

Oh, and did we mention the free snacks, Wi-Fi, and a library of books to keep you entertained?

Patrice gets it.

She knows that for many women, bringing their cars in for maintenance is about as fun as a dentist appointment.

That's why she's all about transparency and trust.

At GAC, they'll show you exactly what's going on with your car, so you can feel confident and in-the-know.

Girls Auto Clinic is a community of badass women who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty, all while rocking a fresh coat of nail polish.

💵 Mackenzie Scott surpasses initial pledge, donating $640 million

🙅 EPA enacts historic ban on chrysotile asbestos in the US

🦅 Maryland officer frees bald eagle from car grille

⛰️ Climbers rescued from freezing heights in Italy

💦 Oldham’s water quality boosted by volunteer efforts and moss planting

🌎 Voyager 1 reconnects with Earth, data flow resumes

Ron Post is a Dallas resident who turned his empathy into action and transformed the lives of millions through healthcare.

It all started 45 years ago when Ron and his wife watched the news, feeling a tug at their heartstrings as they saw Cambodian refugees in desperate need.

Inspired to make a difference, Ron rallied a team of heroes and founded Medical Teams International.

Medical Teams International is providing healthcare to 3 million refugees across eight camps.

But Ron's not one to rest on his laurels.

Nope, even at 85, he's still spreading positivity and inspiring others.

Ron's seen famine in Ethiopia to dental issues closer to home in Oregon and Washington.

That's why he and his team launched mobile clinics to provide essential care to those who need it most.

And it doesn't stop there.

They're also connecting patients with essential services like counseling and primary care.

Keep shining bright, Ron, and thanks for reminding us all to spread a little kindness wherever we go.

People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Imagine life as a video game—every challenge you face is like a boss battle that levels you up.

When you tackle problems head-on, without cheat codes or shortcuts, you earn ‘experience points’ that make you wiser and stronger.

It’s like building a ‘character’ in a game, but instead, you’re crafting your real-life story with honesty and bravery.

And hey, who doesn’t want to be the hero of their own story?

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