10 Simple Ways to Practice Compassion TODAY – Make a Difference Monday

10 Simple Ways to Practice Compassion Today - Love how quick it is to show a little compassion each day! I will definitely be doing this from now on! Make a Difference Monday - www.meplus3today.com #1000Speak

Last week was the #1000Speak movement where over 1000 bloggers and vloggers posted about compassion, kindness, caring, non-judgment, and self-compassion. I didn’t have a post ready in time, so I spent the day sharing as many posts from these wonderful people as I could via Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. I had planned to focus my post on compassion based on how The Free Dictionary defines it: “deep awareness of the suffering of another accompanied by the wish to relieve it.” While working on another project, I stumbled upon these 10 reliable sites that allow you to do a very small part to relieve suffering somewhere in the world. And … Continue reading

All You Need is Love – Make a Difference Monday

All you need is love. ~The Beatles Quote - www.MePlus3Today.com - Make a difference Monday

With Valentine’s Day last week, the Make a Difference Monday Linkup was full of LOVE! So, I thought for this week, I’d share a few posts that I loved reading! Because like the Beatles say, “All you need is love.” My favorite post was Love is My Religion from Be a Warrior Queen. I love how she said that she can “practice love every second of every day.” Plus, I noticed she had a #1000Speak tag in her Twitter post, which I am also participating in! Stay tuned for this Friday, February 20, 2015 when bloggers flood the internet with posts … Continue reading

1000 Voices Speak for Compassion – Make a Difference Mondays

1000 Voices Speak for Compassion

Within the past week, something incredibly awesome has happened. An amazing new initiative called 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion has begun! This movement began when Yvonne Spence, after reading about so much devastation around the world, put a call out to get 1000 bloggers together to write posts about compassion, kindness, support, caring, and similar topics on the same day. And the response was overwhelming. Within 48 hours of that question, the group was already halfway there! And it continues to grow! As I’m writing, there are now over 800 people taking part in #1000Speak movement. The date has been set for February 20, 2015. I don’t … Continue reading

5 Inspirational Quotes Worth Reading Right Now! – Make a Difference Mondays Link Up

I mentioned this in a previous post, but in the weeks after losing Chaz, I used to spend my evenings reading quotes on Pinterest about death and grief, while sobbing my eyes out the entire time. I don’t know if it was therapeutic for me or if it was just what I needed to do at that time. But either way, that’s what I did! When I told my therapist about it, she said that it was completely fine. There is no “right way” to grieve. And she told me that eventually the quotes I preferred to read would change… … Continue reading

To the English Teacher in the Checkout Line: Thank You! – Make a Difference Mondays Link Up

This post contains affiliate links. I may earn a small commission from purchases made via these links.  See full disclaimer here. Thank you! Have you ever had someone say something to you that turned your day around, for the good? Whether it was a complete stranger, friend, or family member, did they take the time to comment and it just made you feel absolutely awesome? Well, a couple of months ago, something like that happened to me! In order for me to get a little one-on-one time with the kids, my mom watches 2 of them, while I bring the … Continue reading

5 Acts of Kindness Boards to Follow on Pinterest

I’m super excited to announce that I will be co-hosting the Make a Difference Mondays weekly link-up! Each week it is full of inspiring posts that I enjoy reading. This has actually been the one link-up that I’ve followed since it started. So I am incredibly honored that I am now able to co-host it! For the non-bloggers out there, you might be wondering what a “link-up” even is… Well, it’s a place where bloggers from all over can come share their best posts that go along with the link-up’s theme. That means it is a “one-stop-shop” for readers because … Continue reading

16+ Ideas & Activities for New Year’s Eve with Kids

new year's eve with kids

Disclosure: This post of Ideas & Activities for New Year’s Eve with Kids contains affiliate links that support Me Plus 3 Today, at no additional cost to you. Thanks! Once you have kids, the way you celebrate New Year’s Eve tends to drastically change. When Chaz and I were younger, in our pre-kid days, we would go to fun parties, or even throw big parties of our own. Activities would revolve around friends, food, and a lot of drinks! But after having kids, we stayed home and were in bed before midnight! That wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. I was looking … Continue reading

Come Along Ponds Link Up 2

Woo hoo! It’s week two of the Come Along Ponds link up! I had a ton of fun getting the ball rolling last week, and I hope you did too.   This week we have a very special guest host from the International Bloggers Association, Sarah! Sarah blogs at Me Plus 3 TODAY. Let’s meet Sarah!   Me Plus 3 Today Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Hi! I’m Sarah, a young mom to 2-year-old twin daughters and an 18-month-old son. I became a single mom when my husband passed away in August 2013. I’ve spent the last year learning a new … Continue reading