Like, you’re calling from an international prison, and they don’t even ask what you did before they are already trying to bail you out? THOSE kind of THREE.
The people you can count on. The ones that in a bind will watch your kids. The ones that will lend you a half cup of sugar when you really need it.
Maybe it’s your husband, your sister and your college roommate. Maybe it’s your grown daughter, your best friend or the lady who knows you so well at the library from all of those book holds you place.
Maybe it’s your ex-lover (ooh, scandalous!), your newest mom friend who has been helping you out, or your mom. Maybe, just maybe, it’s even your mother-in-law!
Ok. So, do you have your THREE people picked out in your head that would do anything for you? No, don’t worry. You don’t have to share them with us. Actually, it’s probably best we don’t know… 😉
Here are some ideas of what you can do with the people on your list to pass the good around:
- Bake them a cake.
- Tell them you love them (if appropriate!).
- Call them up to chat and ask what they need.
- Institute the small talk first. “Librarian, how is your day going?”
- Take out their garbage.
- Surprise them with flowers and a smile one day.
- Wash their car for them.
- Thank them for helping with the kids. (Well, probably not the ex-lover. That’s kind of weird. Unless, of course, he’s their dad.)
- Buy them a lottery ticket.
- Ask them to join the Million Moms Challenge.
There’s a BIG chunk of money to be had for maternal and children’s health around the world, and it will only be allotted if 100,000 people sign up for the Million Moms Challenge. If everyone asked their THREE to join, too, we’d have a big chance of giving children a better chance at life. Then, the FOUR of you will all have something to feel good about. 🙂
Click here to join: Million Moms Challenge.
But seriously, take care of the people who are looking out for you. Spread the love! 🙂
This is an original post to World Moms Blog by founder, Jennifer Burden of New Jersey, USA. Jennifer is leading World Moms Blog’s international social good efforts, and one of her projects is being a Million Moms Community Blogger for ABC News and the UN Foundation’s Million Moms Challenge. You can contact her at email@example.com or find her on Twitter @JenniferBurden.
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