#MADM linkup: What I Learned at One Girl

one girl logoIt happened. One Girl came. One Girl went. I have about a thousand mixed feelings that I can’t quite put into words about the whole weekend-the whole experience-the whole reason behind One Girl. This will be my last Made a Difference Monday post about One Girl (for now). Here’s what I learned about making a difference and running a conference.

  • Everyone needs to feel like they are important. Simple things like smiles, hugs and eye contact make all the difference in the world.
  • Being nice is easy. Truly loving people requires commitment and sacrifice.
  • You are only as good as your team, so surround yourself with amazing people and make sure they know you couldn’t do it without them.
  • Be gracious and kind. Everyone is fighting a hard battle.
  • Expectations can determine reality.
  • Never go into a weekend like this thinking you’ve got it all figured out.
  • Expect the unexpected. And then learn to embrace it.
  • Giving of your time is one thing. Giving of your heart is something else entirely.
  • Smile and laugh a lot.

Next week will be back to regularly scheduled #madmlinkup fun. Right now i’m just too tired from one of the best weekends ever!

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2 thoughts on “#MADM linkup: What I Learned at One Girl

  1. So glad you were able to get away and be refreshed. It is hard to get a handle of all the ideas that roll in our heads after being filled up like that. I am praying that today you will find his wisdom and discernment so that you take away all that was good and necessary for you to use and pour into the heart of another. I like the tidbits you shared… being nice is much easier than truly loving because there is very little effort in it. Realizing others may be having a hard time is one of the first steps to walking in grace!! Thanks for sharing.

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