Change the World Monday

Be the change you wish to see in the world.

You'd never dream of smoking a cigarette while holding a baby, but if you idle your car at a school, you're putting poison into the air the kids breathe. Turning off your car engine instead of idling is one of the easiest, most effective ways you can instantly Clear the Air, Tn! Find other ways to help.

Jaycee Dugard was kidnapped at age 11, and held hostage for 18 years. Be alert for children in your life who may be in trouble. Get more information! To report abuse or neglect: 1-877-237-0004 or click here. And learn how to talk to your child about Stranger Safety.

Most of us know Mattie Stepanek from his many appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Mattie is gone, but his foundation lives on through the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation. During Mattie’s ‘almost 14 years’ of life, he penned seven NY Times bestselling books of Heartsongs poetry and peace essays, and served as an ambassador for many peace- and disability-related organizations.

When you have a yard sale, make sure you have the ONE item out that makes shoppers stop, make the most money possible with these TIPS , and price your items right with this Guide.

Remember ALL the men and women who are serving our country right now, by taking a few seconds and sending them a note of thanks. Enter YOUR note here, or tell us about YOUR special military member.

Free Rice! Here is an opportunity to feed the hungry just by having fun with word games, etc. For each answer you get , World Food Program gets 10 grains of rice. It adds up. Just yesterday, more than 16 million grains of rice were donated. The more you play, the more rice is donated. And it all free and fun for you!

Operation Homefront provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors. We serve those who wear our country's uniforms, by serving them and their families. Find out how to donate.

On this historic day, we suggest  you give thanks to a military member in any way you see fit. Buy them lunch, shake their hand, pray for them, or just say "Thank you for your service." It will change their world.  And they deserve it.

After you read this, you'll find yourself saying, "Don't throw that away!" Find ways to reuse newspaper and paper towel holders from REAL SIMPLE, and from AARP, egg shells, foam packing peanuts, dryer lint and old phone books.

Everyone has a wish. Anyone can be a hero. Post your wish HERE or make someone's wish come true. Our hero this week is J.W. Frye, riding cross-continent for Alive Hospice.