Welcome to Make A Difference Mondays, a place to get intentional about starting our weeks focused on the positive and put our heads together to dream up ways we can make a difference in this world!
So yesterday I literally stumbled on these words written by my daughter,
on. the. internet.
“Hi this is Emma Brun here founder of the caring for Chicago project, right now I only have $65 of my $5,000 goal any and every donation will be greatly appreciated, and remember for every $5 dollar donation you receive a chance to win an American girl doll”
I found this adorable plea sent into cyberspace on a pin on Pinterest of all places 😉 She has been given access to Pinterest, so that she can pin to the group pinboard we share all about her
Caring for Chicago Project
It really got me thinking about what I can do to be an example and cast an encouraging vision for my kids to grab hold of. I want them to believe that one kid truly can change the world. I want them to take to heart and make their own the words of Mother Teresa, “We cannot do great things, we can only do small things with great love.”
Scripture says, “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.” (1 Tim 4:12) So as a parent, how can I teach my children to bring those words to life and embody them in their actions? How can I encourage Emma in her dream to make a difference in Chicago and cast a vision to keep dreaming big, despite all obstacles? I found some resources to share with kids to motivate and inspire them to make a difference – despite their age, despite their limited resources, despite ALL obstacles. I have already shared most of these with my Emma in hopes of educating, empowering, and encouraging her to stay the course in her Caring for Chicago project and I hope you may find them useful as well!
This video was probably the most captivating and compelling resource I have found so far to encourage and motivate Emma that no matter how things may look now, Lord willing she really can help the homeless in Chicago!