"I was given this book by a friend after we spoke about how the urge to be charitable can sometimes overwhelm you. I am elated to be able to share this movement with everyone. It feels empowering to know that you can make a difference one act at a time. This book brings me back to a saying I discovered as a child that "little things mean a lot." You are powerful. Your smile can change somebody's day. When you make an impact, slowly but surely the you becomes a we, and together we can make every Monday matter."

— Keisha Whitaker
About the Book
Based on the book and movement Every Monday Matters, our goal is to change the image of Mondays by making them mean something amazing, something incredible, something unbelievable.

Why Monday?
Before now, Monday was the least favorite day of the week. Monday was the day that ended your weekend; the day you HAD to go back to work; and the day you started a diet or decided not to smoke another cigarette…again.

Our goal is to change the "image" of Mondays by making them mean something amazing, something incredible, something unbelievable. From this day forward, we'll show you how to make your Monday's matter!

52 Mondays, 52 Activities, 52 Ways to Make a Difference
As you flip through these pages, you will see that every Monday has an activity that makes it easy for you to move from just thinking or talking about being of service to actually taking action. Being of service comes in many shapes and sizes. Some weeks' activities are simpler than others, but they all pack a big punch.

Making a Difference
Knowing how busy life can be, we knew that we had to offer compelling reasons why you should want to do each Monday's activity. We also recognize how precious time is, so we created this to be easy to read and, more importantly, easy to do. We are confident you will see what we mean.

First, you will see that each Monday is written to be informative and enlightening, offering United States–based facts, unless otherwise noted, to giver you a clear picture of why there is a need. The statistics are mind-boggling and, oftentimes, unsettling.

Second, we give you a specific plan for exactly what you can do and where you can go to make a difference. It's an appointment you won't want miss.

Third, we illustrate the benefit of your actions and the collective actions of many. Three hundred million empowered individuals is a lot of extraordinary good.

Start making your Mondays matter!
Excerpted from: Every Monday Matters: 52 Ways to Make a Difference by Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza Copyright © 2008 Every Monday Matters LLC. Excerpted by permission of Thomas Nelson. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.


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