I will be talking about my goals/resolutions/plans for 2010 in a post later this week…..I’m still wrapping my head around it all, and the truth is, I always plan for the ‘new stuff’ to take full effect on my birthday later this month. So, I have a little time. I figure my resolutions should coincide with my new year. Makes sense, right?
However, there is one thing I want to share with you now.
Make a Difference Monday.
You know I have a passion for ‘give good, get good‘ – meaning pay it forward, give a little, make a change, make a difference. I’m not talking about big donations or dedicating hours of volunteer time – though both are fantastic if you can swing it. I’m thinking about all the small ways you can make the world a better place – all the ways you can be the example of good for your kids.
If there is anything I am learning as a parent – especially as the small people continue to grow AND get smarter (who knew?) – it is that I have to do as I say. So, giving lip service to ‘being a good person’ doesn’t actually work as a guide for them, if I am not, in fact showing them how to do it.
I can always use a little inspiration, as I am sure you can – so will you join me? Will you try to do one thing each week – big, little, great, small…that puts a smile on someone else’s face? And then will you share it?
Tell us how your 4 year old tried to hold the door open for a new mom with a stroller, or how you paid for the car behind you in the Starbucks Drive thru. Share about your favorite charity – and link to them, so we can be inspired by a new cause. Tell someone else’s story – you witnessed children filing into a nursing home to sing for the residents, or saw a teenager stop what he was doing to help an elderly woman who had spilled her purse.
Do you know of a product we buy that may donate to a certain charity? Or a company that dedicates proceeds to a cause close to their heart? Share it.
Don’t you think….if we can share the good, it will spread? Well, that’s what I hope.
I’ll have a post and a McLinky set up every Monday – so you can link back to a post you have written – or you can put your thoughts in the comments.
This is the beauty of Make a Difference Monday.
Looking forward to sharing a little, ‘give good, get good’……