Thoughts become things: Entrepreneurial sisters in the spotlight for inspiration

Published: Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 05:23 PM.

"Volunteering teaches compassion and exposes them to people in need," said Kim. "A lot of kids don't have to work, especially around here. College is paid for and cars paid for ... my girls have never gone hungry, but it may not always be that way. I need to know they can stand on their own. I always had to work and didn't have an allowance, and I always wanted to work for myself. I have cleaned houses. It makes you a stronger person and you can survive in any economy. I pass that on to them as no one gets paid at our house for doing chores."

And the children are grateful for that life lesson.

"If you learn this while you're young, you'll know what to do when you're older," agreed Payton.

"Being in the store prepared me," added Mackenzie.

The girls created a charm for the Food For Thought organization and donated 125 bracelets to the organization that it can sell and keep the proceeds. They have also donated to the Cystic Fibrosis foundation and the Children's Advocacy Center .

"We think it's important to give back and what you give will return to you," said Payton.

The inspirational bracelets sell for $10 and since the jewelry line’s inception, the sisters have sold more than 20,000 nationwide in both retail and wholesales stores, travel and resort locations mostly in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Texas, and Louisiana.

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