Passing Favors by Caitlin Connolly
"Mother-love works magic for humanity, but organized mother-love works miracles."
What is the purpose of MOI?
Changing the world may not look the way you expect. The secret is that it's an inside job and it happens one heart at a time. It's a journey instead of a destination, but along the way, we'll find eyes to see, ears to hear, and hearts to feel.
MOI is simply gathering a few friends to begin this journey with you ...You + one friend = MOI
Our definition of a mother is simply "one who nurtures hearts." We're bringing together mature women whose children are grown, mothers with young children, daughters in high school, single women with no children, mothers who public school, and mothers who homeschool. Consider inviting friends from other denominations of faith or even different political persuasions. The languages of the heart are universal, and there is room for every mother-hearted woman.
What will you do together?
A Mother of Influence is focused on hearts. She nurtures her own heart, the hearts of children, the hearts of homes, and the hearts of communities.
A Mother of Influence is seeking inspired growth: we don't have a set course of study in MOI, but we do provide a framework of resources structured around the languages of the heart. Use the suggestions on this page to help you determine how you'd like to grow together. If your focus is on the principles of the Well-Educated Heart, you can call yourselves Mothers of Influence.
A Mother of Influence honors freedom and discovery: keep your study open enough that a friend can participate at whatever level she feels comfortable. Look for ways to "inspire each other, but not require."
Mothers of Influence are knitting hearts together and building a sisterhood: be exceptionally kind to each other. Our hallmark is an encircling reach and our goal is unity among our diversity.
Simply Begin... and begin simply
Gather a few women that are coming to your mind, share your vision of heart-warming with them, and then allow the structure of your group to grow outward from your hearts together.
Sometimes the first step is the scariest. If getting started feels a little intimidating maybe you'd like to begin here: text or email the Sleeping Beauty video to a friend - invite her to watch it and plan a time to meet and talk about your impressions. It really can be that simple. The Introductory Course or Catch the Vision Challenge are great follow-ups, but it's up to you where you'd like to go next.
You're not alone...
We're here to offer support and suggestions anytime you'd like a little help. Reach out to Jen and Marley at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you're on Facebook, you'll also find support on our private page - we hope you'll join with other MOIers to share your pictures and experiences.