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Is Service Sexy? Take This Week’s SOS Challenge and See!

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Summer of Service Challenge_Week 8_Serve in Style_Mom It Forward 10 Fashionable Ways to Make a Difference This Week

Service doesn't have to be stodgy! Make service sexy and "in" by taking on this week's Summer of Service challenge, sponsorsed by Lifetime TV. How? By doing one or more of the 10 ideas listed below!

  1. Buying or making some beautiful stationary and writing a thank-you note, congratulations card, birthday greeting, get-well wishes, or other thoughtful sentiment and delivering it to a friend or family member.
  2. Planning a date for your significant other and getting all dressed up for it.
  3. Taking care of yourself inside and out: Treat yourself to a new hair-do, mani/pedi, spa treatment, or makeover. Pay attention to your overall health and well being.
  4. Have your family pictures taken.
  5. Treat your daughter(s) to a spa day. Paint their nails for them, wash their hair, help them try on different outfits, and have a special luncheon just for them
  6. Decorate the table beautifully for a special family dinner you plan.
  7. Go through all of your closets and give any old or unused clothing to charity.
  8. Comment to one person each day during this week's challenge on how beautiful he or she looks. Watch the difference it makes in their countenance.
  9. Have a family activity where you share the things that make each of you beautiful on the inside. Share with your family the importance of internal and external beauty.
  10. Encourage your children to take care of their outward beauty by eating well, exercising, getting enough sleep, and taking care of their health!

How Will You Give to Others This Week?

  • What other ideas do you have for serving in style this week?
  • How has serving in style made a meaningful difference this week for you? For others?

Lifetime TV_Logo How Else Can You Make a Difference This Summer?

Make a meaningful difference this summer by taking the Summer of Service (SOS) Challenge. Here's how you can participate:

  • Commit to do one act of kindness/service based on the week's challenge.
  • Leave a comment with ideas relating to the week's challenge as well as your experience(s) performing it.
  • Grab the SOS button in the sidebar and put it on your blog or social networking site.
  • Enter to win each week's giveaway. Check out this week's prize from Lifetime TV.
  • Join #gno this Tuesday on Twitter to connect with other Mom It Forward moms about the challenge.
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An active part of the Mom It Forward team, Jyl primarily writes about parenting, social good, and all things travel related. In a past life, Jyl was an award-winning copywriter and designer of corporate training programs for Fortune 100 companies. Offline, Jyl is married to @TroyPattee; a mom to two teen boys and a beagle named #Hashtag; loves large amounts of cheese, dancing, and traveling; and lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Topping her bucket list is the goal to visit 50 countries by the time she's 50.


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