Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Most any of us find that idea inspiring but it’s easy for anyone to grow discouraged along the way, no matter where their heart is on the matter.
Research shows it’s easier to stay the course to meet any goal when pursued alongside likeminded people. That’s one of the many things I love about doing life together with friends, both in person and online. The people I’ve connected with through blogging alone have encouraged me in what matters most and provided accountability just by being a consistent presence and caring where I’m at on my journey.
There are unique seasons and reasons for every blog, but no matter who you are and what you hold most dear – no one is exempt from the need for encouragement and support. Another great way to meet that universal need is by leaning into the wisdom and comfort of books designed to uplift and equip you on your journey. I’m sharing a few of my favorites today as well as a few you can share with kids of all ages – because can’t everyone use all the help they can get raising caring kids to be the change they wish to see?
- How Full is Your Bucket?
- Love, Skip, Jump: Start Living the Adventure of Yes
- A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity
- Hope Rising: How Christians Can End Extreme Poverty in This Generation
- The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change
- The Cause Within You: Finding the One Great Thing God Created You to Do in This World
- Kikis Hats
- One Smile
- You Were Made to Make A Difference
- How Full is Your Bucket for Kids
- Everybody Can Help Somebody
- It’s Not About Me: Teen Edition
- Start Here: Doing Hard Things Right Where You Are
- Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations
What would you add to this list of books that uplift and inspire? I’m always on the lookout for more of these types of books! For more on great books for various ages & stages, reasons & seasons click here!
Now on to this month’s linkup! See you back again for Make A Difference Mondays linkup on the first Monday in July 🙂
Make A Difference Mondays is a weekly linkup designed to encourage and inspire us to live each day on purpose by making a meaningful difference in someone’s life in even the smallest of ways. 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 post that encourages 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!
Also, just a heads-up: we have created two fun new 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 and 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:
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