“Be the change you wish to see in the world”  
~ Mahatma Ghandi

So we all know Mondays tend to get a bad rap due to the ‘case of the Mondays’ many of us are prone to as we dread the start of a new work week and such. It’s understandable and undoubtedly, none of us are completely immune to it. But we also know life is what we make of it and we can choose to start our weeks with intentional steps to take the focus off of ourselves. We can brighten our outlook as we broaden our horizons to place the focus on serving others instead. With that in mind, about two months ago, a group of bloggers got together to talk about how to flip that Monday notoriety on it’s head and encourage each other and others with ideas to begin our weeks in a powerfully positive way, together! After many facebook chats, email brainstorming and a Skype call, Make A Difference Mondays was born! 
Some say it takes a village to raise a child.  I have found it takes a village raise up a link-up! 🙂 This has been a phenomenal labor of love that we are all so excited to see God work through! He has already used this project to change our lives for the better and we hope and pray for the same in your lives. We humbly ask that you would consider joining us as you can so that you might walk away with ideas for practical, real-life applications for small acts of service that can make a difference in your own sphere of influence.

There will be six women regularly co-hosting this link-up that will be found on all six of our blogs, so your posts will have plenty of exposure! We also have three wonderful co-hosts who will fill in as ‘subs’ on the occasional day that a regular co-host is not able to post. 

This week I am excited to get intentional about being the change I wish to see in the world, right in my own home! My girls and I are going to talk about the Boston Marathon happening today and pray for those hurting one year after the bombing. We are also going to research whether there are any places we can send cards to bombing survivors to mark this one year anniversary. I am so looking forward to reading your ideas and hearing your thoughts! Read on to learn more about our vision, mission, and how to link up!

Our mission is to provide a consistent gathering place for like-minded women to build online connections, share inspiration, and provide mutual encouragement and accountability as we seek to live intentionally and make a difference in the lives of those around us.

Every Monday we will invite bloggers to link-up any blog posts that encourage women to live life on purpose. This could include testimonies or goals from your own life, small acts of kindness, creative tips or ideas for showing consideration to others—the possibilities are endless.  



Last but not least – Time to announce the big giveaway winner: Congrats Lisa E!!  You will be contacted by giveaway sponsors to claim your prizes 🙂 Thanks to all who entered – I so appreciate you and would love it if only you all could win!