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Inspiration, prosperity and success.
Those three little words pulled social mobility up by the bootstraps and permanently set in motion the iconic spirit of the American dream, calling many of our ancestors to foreign shores.
My own paternal great-grandparents packed up their children and belongings, setting sail from Ireland and (what was then) Bohemia in the 1800s, to put down new roots in Chicago as tavern owners and farmers. My maternal great-grandparents immigrated from England and Italy to Chile to work in copper and business.
Back then, their work ethic meant working hard and working harder, because giving more to their loved ones was everything. What’s more, it formed values that were instilled in my grandparents, parents, me and now, my children. The whole idea that generations past laid the groundwork for generations future makes me feel so close to those who came before me, and reminds me that every little act of love means so much.
Sears is helping families realize their dreams through a new campaign and video series called “Más de lo Tuyo” (“More to You”) that surprises real people who need a hand giving more to the ones they love. Their latest installment features Jasmine, a Mexican-American teen who wants to do something extra special for her unsuspecting dad, all the while, not even realizing that you get what you give.
For more stories like this one, visit Sears More To You to learn more about the campaign, and tweet @Sears with #MasDeLoTuyo for a chance to give more to someone you love.