Day 28 (Tues) : Today's gift had been planned for awhile, so this was an easy one. I went with some friends to volunteer at Cradles to Crayons - an organization in Boston that provides school supplies and clothes for children in need. It was a good experience, and once again, we were amazed at the size of the warehouse and the organization and manpower that goes behind something like that. We were also 1 of 4 groups volunteering that night, so we were reminded of how great the…Continue
Day 21 (Tuesday) - I had the intention of participating in a volunteer service project to trim rose bushes around the Boston area tonight, but the event was rained out. My gift for the day was a donation to a person in need.
Day 22 (Wednesday) - I went to a sobriety meeting on this night. I met the person who was chairing the meeting, and I was sharing with him how hard it has been for me to speak at these meetings. He said to really work on it, and to just keep in mind…Continue
Wow... On my first false-start with this cycle, I made it two days, then went about three days before even realizing that I was forgetting my gifts. Then I started again and had trouble finding things to give. Then I pondered the small gifts... how small is "too small to count?" So by just sticking to it and seeing it through, and with your feedback, I have really changed my thinking over the past few weeks. I remember a couple of times at 10:00 at night, I would think, "I never found…Continue
Day 18 - Saturday - I posted that my gift for Friday would be to spend some time with someone. I normally would not devote an afternoon to this individual (that sounds bad!), but I'm really trying to make more of an effort to be a friend. So the gift worked out better than I could have imagined. The plan was to go swimming on Friday, which was my real motivation for going to see him. The weather was a little yucky for swimming, so we went to a movie instead. I went with an open mind,…Continue