Sunday, March 8, 2015

Make a Difference in the World



Do you ever feel like you could be doing more? I don't mean just adding mindless activities to your already packed schedule. But I mean, doing more to make a difference? To make the world a better place? To help others? Lately, I've been feeling this ache to do SOMETHING. 

I'm so blessed to be surrounded by some amazing women who are leaving their marks on the world. They inspire me to follow in their footsteps and do the same. To get off my ass, and stop just letting life pass me by, but to truly do something to contribute. 



Let's meet some of these lovely ladies:




ASHLEY is the founder and visionary behind #fireworkpeople, a community for women who want to change the world. She and her team spread encouragement, love, kindness, creativity, and more. Founded in August 2014, #fireworkpeople resonates with so many women across the globe and the community is now over 1,500+ people strong. And that's because Ashley's main message is this: OWN YOUR FIRE. Whatever it is that's inside of you - your passion, your reason for being, your calling - you have to pursue it. You have to kick butt and take names and make fear and self-doubt melt away. I am SO inspired whenever I hear her speak, I get fired up and want to take over the world. 



ANASTASIA created the #ProjectPositive and Fearless Body Confidence movements to help all women learn to love who they are. She aims to put a stop to the negativity, self-doubt, and body-bashing that is prevalent in our culture. She spreads joy and positivity every single day and she's the sweetest person, to boot. Every time I read her words, I just want to give her a standing ovation! She's lucky that she's halfway across the world from me, or else she would be subjected to my daily hugs. :)




STEPHANIE is an amazing friend. She makes me smile with her kindness. She is an advocate against domestic violence and it's an issue that is close to her heart. She also just recently raised over $2,300 for childhood cancer research through St. Baldrick's and shaved her head because she saw how a co-worker's son was affected by the disease. She's a beautiful person, inside and out and she makes me want to get out there and make a difference!!! 


What an amazing group of women, am I right? I get so fired up with purpose when I talk to them. I want to make a difference. I want to DO SOMETHING. More on that in the near future.


"The purpose of life is to contribute in 
some way to making things better." 
- Robert F. Kennedy



Who inspires you? 
What causes are near and dear to your heart? 
How are you making a difference in the world? 


*All photos used with permission. 


25 comments:

  1. Mia you are SO sweet and amazing, thank you so much for featuring me! I totally would love being subjected to daily hugs :) xx

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  2. You are awesome my friend!!!! :)

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  3. Very nice. I actually sent you my "cause". So, you know or will know about it before I announce it to the world! Lovely lovely post.

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  4. What a wonderful post! There are so many inspiring women everywhere with wonderful hearts and visions.

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  5. This is inspiring as always. Keeping making a difference and stay beautiful, my friend. :)

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  6. oh I love this! it's so inspiring to see others making a difference in the world!!

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  7. What a lovely group of ladies! I was just telling @Stephanie last night how I'm in awe of her and her sweet giving heart.
    I know I could be doing more. I want to do more, I have ideas, but ideas are nothing without action....
    XOXO

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  8. What a great post! I always love hearing about people who work to help improve the lives of others.

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  9. So great to see what inspires you to make a difference!! I enjoy giving back to organizations that I know are making an impact in the world :)

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  10. I loved it, Lani. :) You're an amazing writer. xo

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  11. So true! I love seeing inspirational women out there doing great things. :) Thanks for reading, Kate!

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  12. I love you right back!!! :) You're awesome.

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  13. Thanks, Kasey! Me, too - I want to follow their lead! :)

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  14. Yes, she is amazing. Such a kind, gentle, caring heart. I adore her.


    "Ideas are nothing without action..." ahhh, so true. I feel this way all the time. I have the best of ideas and intentions, and then somehow, the follow-through isn't there. I am definitely going to work on that!

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  15. Thank you, and YES! They are so inspirational. Makes me want to follow in their footsteps! :)

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  16. Thank you, Crystal! Me too - I am so inspired. :)

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  17. Thanks, Andrea! And that's awesome, my friend! :)

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  18. I love this so much! I want to join Firework People. I don't have the money but I will definitely follow things they are doing. I have always wanted to make a difference in the world. It's why I became a teacher to disadvantaged children. Since becoming disabled I have really felt as if I'm only half-living and I'm fed up with it. I need to figure out some way to give back to the community that won't zap all my energy, but actually fuel me instead.

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  19. The #fireworkpeople Facebook group is totally free! Such a wonderful, supportive community. It's the #fireworkpeople Sisterhood that you have to pay for. Check out the FB group & see how you like it. :) https://www.facebook.com/groups/1531302507106765/

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