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!


August 25th is my wedding anniversary. I’m blessed to be married to a wonderful man who protects and provides for me and I love to tell him how much I appreciate him every chance I get. But this is one area where there’s no such thing as ‘too much of a good thing’. We all get caught up in the daily rush so often, that important people in our lives can sometimes feel sidelined. But I want to be my man’s soft place to land, and if you’re married I’m guessing you do too! So let’s take time to let the ones we love know how much they are appreciated. We all have someone who needs to hear what a difference they make in our lives, and for me this week, that someone is my husband!

I read some wise words recently, “A man needs to know his wife still adores him and why. And saying it publicly = extremely awesome.”
I couldn’t agree more! So I give you, twenty of my favorite things about my husband.
{Start a list of your favorite things about your special someone in the comments, then be inspired to share them with him this week!}

1) He would give any stranger the shirt off his back

2) He is naturally that generous yet lacks a sense of entitlement for himself

3) He has a rock solid work ethic

4) He can turn any frown of mine upside down like nobody else

5) He can make the kids and me laugh like nobody else

6) His smile with his crinkly eye dimples make me melt

7) He parents his children with the perfect combination of sweet gentleness and rough & tumble play

8) Despite being a tech wizard and gently educating me on the perils of leaving dozens of internet tabs open, he has infinite patience for my continuing to do so, and overall lackluster tech skills… most of the time  😉

9) He sings karaoke like a boss!

10) He takes time to talk to and really see customer service staff

11) He helps homeless on the streets every chance he gets

12) Where I’m big-picture oriented, he’s detail focused

13) He encourages me to dream big and pursue my passions

14) If ever I’m doing dishes while he’s on the couch, he asks if I need help rather than sigh, turn up the TV, or something like that … he thinks of me first!

15) We share the same quirky, unique sense of humor

16) He notices the slightest of boo boos I’ve ever had on my body and always asks about them with the sweetest concern

17) I love that we can speak each other’s language and ‘get’ each other like nobody else

18) I love our inside jokes, most of which he started and maintain well!

19) He thanks me for dinner when I cook for him, even when it’s nothing special 🙂

20) He’s strongest in all the ways I’m not and vice versa. Though we have much in common and many similarities, we also complement and balance each other well in the ways we’re different. Oh, I’m one lucky girl!

He may not be perfect… but he’s perfect for me. This man has my heart now, and always. He loves me well and it shows! Though we’ve traversed many trials and walked through the shadow of chronic separation, by the grace of God, we’ve made it through and are happier now than ever.

Happy anniversary sweetheart! In the words of CS Lewis, “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”

Make A Difference Mondays is a weekly linkup designed to encourage and inspire us to live each day on purpose—making a meaningful difference in someone’s life in even the smallest of ways. There will be five women regularly co-hosting this link-up that will appear on all five of our blogs and we also have three wonderful co-hosts who will fill in as guest hosts on the occasional day that a regular co-host is not able to post. 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 or service, creative tips or ideas for showing consideration to others — the possibilities are endless. Our objective is to use our God-given time and resources to His glory!
The Make A Difference Mondays team has created two ways to keep us all connected – now we have our own facebook community group to stay in touch beyond the blog posts AND we also have a new #MADMlinkup group Pinterest board! We will be pinning our favorite posts from the linkup that inspire and encourage us to make a difference. We are so grateful for you and would love for all of you to join us for fellowship in the above linked community group and you can follow the Pinterest board right here to watch for your posts: Make A Difference Mondays Pinterest Board
Be sure to grab the sparkly linkup graphic or grab the same image in the square version from the sidebar for your posts and/or include a link back here within your posts. Any on-topic posts are welcomed, no matter how old and no matter how many! If you’re linking up a post here, would you be so kind as to reach out in the comments below? I love getting to know new people and it really helps to put a ‘name to the face’ and find you in the linkup 🙂 Maybe even mention the title of your post in your comment? Thanks friend!
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