Today I gave my mom a piece of art I constructed from a Papayaya!
card I purchased and a mat and frame I already had (thanks to Juliet for my frame!).
My mom and I have "date nights" on Friday or Saturday nights and when I arrived at her house tonight I handed her the colorful, glittery art piece that represents hope and new beginnings. My mom is exploring such new territory now as she navigates… Continue
Added by Courtney Putnam on February 28, 2009 at 11:44pm —
Wow. This has been an amazing journey. I have been thinking all week of what I wanted to give as my last gift, but I could think of nothing spectacular that was in my means or budget. But then I remembered that it's not the size or cost of the gift that matters. So I turned to my talents to help lift some spirits: I made a card for a three-year-old girl I have never met, who is battling leukemia. The mother of this sweet little girl said that when she receives mail, it brightens her day and… Continue
Added by Shaela on February 28, 2009 at 11:00pm —
For the last two days I came home to a message on my answering machine that was obviously a wrong number. I listened to the second message today in total and realized it was a woman calling from the center for the blind and deaf in San Francisco. I wound up calling her and leaving a message to let her know that the kid she was trying to get in touch with was not here and it was a wrong number. I also said i would be interested in finding out about volunteer opportunities. I… Continue
Added by Bobby Boom on February 28, 2009 at 8:05pm —
This is a special time of year as the month of February comes to a close and March, marches in on us. Where is the time going, I ask? These two days (today and tomorrow) will be spent celebrating my marriage of 17 years which is a miracle gift from God. We were married on February 29th and last year we had a leap year but that was when I was living alone while my husband was on a solo mission trying to find himself. Since he has been back it has been a very trying time for each of us… Continue
Added by Effie Truver on February 28, 2009 at 8:01pm —
As I did on Thursday, when we went out to dinner, we made a point of complimenting our very good server (and the hostess) to the manager, as well as filling out a favorable comment card, and giving a 25% tip.
My other gift was to my husband, who's done something to injure his back. I've given him lots of TLC & helped him do some stretches & have adjusted heating pads & helped to lever him into more comfortable positions. I hope that a good night's sleep will mend the rest!
Added by Latharia on February 28, 2009 at 8:00pm —
A few weeks ago my husband preached a sermon with nutshell message of "pay it forward," an idea that transforms communities.
Today I passed a booth of girl scouts selling cookies outside my local grocery store. My diet didn't need any more than the 2 boxes I bought, so instead I donated the rest of the money I had to "pay it forward." One box would go to the troops, and the other 2 boxes would be free for the next person who came by. The women helping the girls were so surprised by… Continue
Added by Jenna on February 28, 2009 at 7:52pm —
things got off to a slow start this time around. a cold front blew in and a cold wind was whipping all day long. a good day to hole up indoors. i worked a little on my Mom's quilt and read. i got a beautiful mandala card in the mail from Rebecca. what a nice surprise!
i did Mama's dishes and went to the grocery store for her. the bag man insisted on bringing my stuff out to the truck for me, he said he needed fresh air. i talked to him for a few minutes and gave him a good tip. he is… Continue
Added by Dawn wwt on February 28, 2009 at 6:21pm —
I am leading a women's circle focused on manifesting Abundance in our lives and our communities. As part of building the circle of Abundance our circle has decided to do the 29 days of giving challenge starting March 1st! We are excited about the opportunity to co-create greater abundance in our lives and our planet. I will gladly report any feedback from the group, and our members can also report their own stories.
Added by Megan Woolever on February 28, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Okay, day one I washed, colored and set my mother's hair. A tough thing to do. Day two, I paid someone's toll for them on the Florida Turnpike. They drove right past me with no recognition. I lesson in humility. I also did several other things and what I see now is how much I really do give. Interesting. I need to look at what I am receiving as well.
Added by Joy Walstrum on February 28, 2009 at 8:43am —
Day One, gave my daughter and her husband some money to help with their new kitchen, this was an easy one to do and something I had promised them before Christmas, so felt good about fulfilling my promise.
Added by Gill Alexander on February 28, 2009 at 4:25am —
I'm having a bit of a hard time discerning my giving for yesterday and today. Because I am a small business owner and work out of my home, my interactions with others are quite minimal -- except for my cats, my clients, people in my neighborhood when I am walking or running errands, and those in cyber-land. These last two days have been a bit more solitary than usual.
So here are some random observations from the last two days:
The beings I spend the most time with during… Continue
Added by Courtney Putnam on February 27, 2009 at 10:33pm —
Well, today I gave at least one thing away. The one that I recall was a diaper
to a mommy, in my Stroller Strides
exercise class. Luckily her daugter wears the same size diaper as my son. It felt great to be of help to this mommy. Of course, I told her all about the 29 Day Giving Challenge. So hopefully she will check it out and join us.
Added by Ana Caban on February 27, 2009 at 9:48pm —
Yesterday I was in giving-mood ;-)
Got up early again (I guess I get used to that ^^) and had to go to the lokal health office. I've had to do some medical examination for an educational thing starting this saturday and my results were ready to pick up.
On my way to this office I stopped by a supermarket to get some chocolates. The ladies in the office seemed to be a bit surprised that someone gives them chocolates without wanting something special ^^ I've already paid for this… Continue
Added by MelanieL on February 27, 2009 at 9:30pm —
(Warning: This is a long one. I'm making up for lost time.)
Boy have I missed you!
The last four days have been super-swamped with many late nights working. I really don't like putting in so many hours, but in this economy, when you're an entrepreneur, you take the work when you can get it. This particular work is for my marketing communications business. While it's not my first love (my new business Wouldn't It B Nice is), it is work I am good at and a business that has… Continue
Added by Carrie on February 27, 2009 at 6:30pm —
It's not much, but today I gave the gift of time to a friend who needed some feedback on a couple of issues she was dealing with. She asked if I could spare 10 minutes, but I said let's take our time, so we went to Panera & sat for an hour. It was nice to be able to take the time & not feel rushed. She's a good friend & totally deserves the best I can give her!
Added by Latharia on February 27, 2009 at 6:29pm —
while i was out and about today, i picked up a few "just because" cards for some of my far-away friends. i wrote a few lines telling each of them how they were important to me. then i stuck a little surprise inside and mailed them off. i hope that they will be pleasantly surprised to get them in the mail.
it is the 29th day of round one for me. i am grateful for all that i have learned through this challenge. i can feel a shift happening inside of me, one for the better. i had been… Continue
Added by Dawn wwt on February 27, 2009 at 5:58pm —
I found a "hidden treasure" in my craft stash, and decided to give it away!! A new album and 12x12 paper stack of the "Once Upon A Time" collection from DCWV. If you want a chance at winning it, go visit my blog at www.shaelaodd.blogspot.com
Added by Shaela on February 27, 2009 at 4:58pm —
My mother-in-law is a middle school counselor and has had a rough week with the suicide of one of the middle school students. She wanted to get together to debrief (I'm a counseling student) this week, but I was in class. So today I brought her some gorgeous daffodils to her school to help cheer her up. The shock and surprise and happiness on her face was so priceless. Though it can't take away the pain of losing a student, at least she knows that I am here for her if she needs it.
Added by Jenna on February 27, 2009 at 3:43pm —
Today I was sitting in Applebee's having a late lunch and writing (this is one of three places where I spend a great deal of time writing = too many distractions at home).
An old couple came in and were seated at the table next to me. Our waiter asked if they were ready to order and they needed more time. The second time the waiter came the man said, "We just got a startle and aren't sure if we are going to be able to eat or not."
When the waiter returned they did order,… Continue
Added by Jan on February 27, 2009 at 3:30pm —
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Added by Billy Jones on February 27, 2009 at 3:16pm —