Who are the three people closest to you whom you can count on?  The people who would at the drop of a dime help you out?

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:

  1. Bake them a cake.
  2. Tell them you love them (if appropriate!).
  3. Call them up to chat and ask what they need.
  4. Institute the small talk first. “Librarian, how is your day going?”
  5. Take out their garbage.
  6. Surprise them with flowers and a smile one day.
  7. Wash their car for them.
  8. 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.)
  9. Buy them a lottery ticket.
  10. 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 worldmomsblog@gmail.com or find her on Twitter @JenniferBurden.       

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Jennifer Burden

Jennifer Burden is the Founder and CEO of World Moms Network, an award winning website on global motherhood, culture, human rights and social good. World Moms Network writes from over 30 countries, has over 70 contributors and was listed by Forbes as one of the “Best 100 Websites for Women”, named a “must read” by The New York Times, and was recommended by The Times of India. She was also invited to Uganda to view UNICEF’s family health programs with Shot@Life and was previously named a “Global Influencer Fellow” and “Social Media Fellow” by the UN Foundation. Jennifer was invited to the White House twice, including as a nominated "Changemaker" for the State of the World Women Summit. She also participated in the One Campaign’s first AYA Summit on the topic of women and girl empowerment and organized and spoke on an international panel at the World Bank in Washington, DC on the importance of a universal education for all girls. Her writing has been featured by Baby Center, Huffington Post, ONE.org, the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life, and The Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists.” She is currently a candidate in Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs in the Executive Masters of Public Affairs program, where she hopes to further her study of global policies affecting women and girls. Jennifer can be found on Twitter @JenniferBurden.

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