Every Monday Matters

Carolyn from A Beautiful Ripple Effect introduced me today to Every Monday Matters.

From their About Page:

"...every Monday people can make a difference in their life and the lives of those around them. No matter how big or small the actions, they matter. And not only do people have the power to make change, they have a social responsibility to do so. Not out of guilt, but out of an appreciation for every living thing in the world."

By the way, there is also a book to go along with the movement. I am waiting for permission to use the book's cover image so when I get it, you will see it! (Do you like how optimistic I am?)

Edited: I got permission! Optimism pays!

This concept could not possibly be more timely to how I spent my morning. Seeing how I learned about it after the fact, I can say with the utmost certainty that the universe has been hard at work this morning for I did a courageous act straight out of bed.

I was upset by an email I had received and with some private encouragement, I spoke up to a large group of people in response. I was speaking on the topic of the importance of following the sick policies set forth at my son's school. Not only to protect the children and educators, but also the parents.

This was my first time addressing the entire school via email. I also chose to reveal my cancer history for the first time to this community of people. So there ya go, two courageous acts with one click. I spent the rest of my morning reading wonderful, thoughtful responses to my email. I feel bolstered and encouraged.

Jungle: shot yesterday with my new lens from the Camera Fairy

This has turned out to be a big Monday for me. I feel like the leaf standing out in the crowd: I wasn't entirely sure I would like it, but feeling the support of the branches and leaves around me, I am happy to shine in the sun today. Even if it is 92 degrees out here!

Please leave a comment and share how your Monday has mattered.