Submitted by Deanna Day Young
Stephanie Stenger Jones has encouraged me to be a better person by taking my giving to another level. I have always loved to give and do kindness acts, but Stephanie told me about a 365-day challenge that she took years ago of completing an intentional act of kindness every day. Her journey lasted over 500 consecutive days. I took the challenge and it changed my life. Now my mission statement for my life is, "To Make A Difference To Someone Every Day," and I try my best to live it! Stephanie encouraged me with some tough love to finish my goal of writing a book and getting it published. My book, Extra Hot Fudge, Please, is the result of Stephanie encouraging me to keep writing to reach my goal of becoming a published author. Her encouragement and example of living life by giving inspires me every day. Thank you to Stephanie, author of The Giving Challenge, who has inspired me to keep going on my journey to make a difference for someone every day.