I believe in the power of giving and receiving and wish to tap into that energy by an intentional practice
What I'd most like to receive:
Healing for my Grandson, Strength for my children, wisdom in parenting my children who are now parents of a child with special needs
How did you hear about the 29-Day Giving Challenge?
Read Cami's book
I am a nurse for 35 yrs, currently a health coach for an insurance CO. I also am a Realtor. I have felt like I am on a roller coaster for much of my life in spite of having a devoted family and a life of plenty.
I worked as a hospice nurse for 15 years; this work really informed my life. I need to embrace again what I learned in the past!
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I started out believing this exercise would be very difficult for me since I work at home and have little opportunity to interact with others face to face during my work week. I learned that there are many ways I give without seeing or…
Saw my recently single neighbor mowing the lawn, a new household job for her. I happened to be cutting peonies (sp) so took a big bouquet to her. Seemed to be a nice surprise.
In the past I sometimes think of these small gestures but don't put them in action, Not concerning myself with how the gift will be received but just being mindful of my intent- Now this could be powerful!
OK so yesterday, my husband and I were so busy going from one thing to the next. A business appointment, a nephew's BD party, dinner with an old work buddy. My gift to myself, my friends and family was to enjoy the day, not to rush and to be present at each event. As deliberate and organized as I am, sometimes things just all happen on the same day! In the past I have not embraced the fun of days like this. I'm learning- Got home late and tired ....and happy!
My Dad's 83rd birthday is Sunday. Had a special Breakfast Bunch this week with family and friends to celebrate and got him a Topsey Turvey Tomato kit! He was happy. Still plan to make ribs for him on his BD.
The aging of my parents really brings home to me how brief our lives are and how precious the time. Really.. we have no time for discontent!