Today I did some more errands for my grandma, sent a friend info for a casting audition and I spent time with my grandparents. It was great to catch up with them as I hadn't seen them in a few weeks. I also posted that I am doing the 29 day giving challenge on my FB page and was thanked by a new friend. :)
Added by Shirin on April 30, 2010 at 11:30pm —
Today I give in support.
My sister saw that I had some Obama buttons from when I was working on the campaign. She asked if she could have them and I gifted them to her.
Also, I had a friend tell me that she was starting a mastermind group with some friends of hers and I sent her an article I found about forming a successful mastermind group.
I received some nice gifts today. I was… Continue
Added by thereikicoach on April 30, 2010 at 11:30pm —
day 27 I had a day off of work so i took a nice day off to myself, i was so exhausted from the night before that i had virtually no energy, lol.
day 28 my boyfriend and i were treated to a movie by his brother when we were dropping off moving boxes for his mom :) so i donated moving boxes and bought us inner and gas :)
day 29 my boyfriend and i had an evening together i bought us yummy drinks so we could enjoy them togther as we walked :)
Added by may on April 30, 2010 at 11:09pm —
I went to see these amazing sand sculptures today. There were also people selling art work-I complimented several on the things they had made.I stopped at a church yard sale and bought some items to be used at work. Taped answers to questions with the author of peace process for chaper one of her book. The call will be used to help people doing a group on the book. I am being trained to be a peace process facilitator. We will take the answers to the questions for all ten of the chapters.… Continue
Added by Deborah on April 30, 2010 at 8:39pm —
I go grocery shopping, in small amounts, several times a week. While in the produce area, I was speaking with another shopper who was buying blueberries. I pointed out the great deal they were having on organic berries - same size but less than half the price of regular. She thanked me and switched her produce. By the way, thank you for all the red ribbons I have received. Can anyone tell me how I use them? Thanks!
Added by jmick on April 30, 2010 at 7:17pm —
Yesterday my gift was again time. Before starting this challange I didnt really realise how giving your time, letting go of I have too much on and just being with a friend for a cuppa. To listen without thinking of what I should be doing just being there. This was my gift for the whole day I recieved a thankyou for being such a good listner!!!
Added by Michelle on April 30, 2010 at 7:03pm —
Dear Cheerful Givers :)
Well here I go again. The problem seems to be that after starting this journey more than a year ago - I have gotten SO into giving, that I don't really keep track anymore. It has become part of me to the point that I don't even think about it anymore which is GREAT and the whole point of this site I guess - but not very helpful for blog posts.
OK, so does calling my Mom count? Or taking my… Continue
Added by Shauna Nouhra on April 30, 2010 at 6:45pm —
I successfully finished the 29 day challenge, but am going to keep going! I hope to "gift" every single day!
Today, the gift was to myself. The boys have been pretty sick the last week and haven't been able to go to their little school so I can have a break. They were finally healthy today and went to school. I took an hour and got myself a pedicure. I only get 1 or 2 a year so this was a special treat. It would have been better if the nail tech hadn't been hungover and excusing… Continue
Added by KatieD on April 30, 2010 at 5:49pm —
Did you know that 18,000 children die EVERY DAY on this planet from starvation? This is unacceptable to most people if they really think about it.
Our organization, headed by Vic Hutchison, is on a mission to end this situation. People from many different countries are participating and I'd like to invite you to watch a video by Vic explaing more about our work. The video can be seen at: worldhungerdone.com
Please take the time to at least watch. Thank you for… Continue
Added by Shirley Fleeman on April 30, 2010 at 5:36pm —
day 4: Well, I was long overdue to talk to my mother, so my gift for day 4 was to call her and chat a bit. She & I are not close, and it is often a struggle to call her. I know she appreciates hearing from me, and I feel glad when I do call her. This call was no exception.
day 5: Today really began around midnight. My 17 year old son was on an overnight leadership training with his junior class about 85 miles (not… Continue
Added by Judy Connolly on April 30, 2010 at 5:30pm —
The song came to mind when I was writing about today. I walked with my neighbor and we saw beautiful azaleas, iris, lush green grass and bushes and birds of many kinds. I needed a walk and talk today and it was well spent therapy for both of us. I took into school the children we carpool with today. I sent in the meal for the family in my son's class who just had the new baby. I made a nice dinner for my family and treated the boys to ice cream. All in all, a great day in the neighborhood......
Added by Deborah Hays on April 30, 2010 at 5:26pm —
A week ago, I couldn't sleep, so I came to the living room and turned on the TV to a Plan USA commercial. It touched me and I took it as a sign. I went online and read more about their program, but my heart was set to give before I reached www.planusa.org
I chose to sponsor the kid who has waited the longest. Her name is Dado and she's from Benin (Africa). She's a beautiful 8 year old and she has to carry gallons of water from more than half a mile… Continue
Added by Cristina on April 30, 2010 at 4:15pm —
1. encouragment to my best friend at her soccer tournament
2. every morning ive made my bed and cleaned my room
3. recently i started taking the bus every morning so my dad dosnt have to drive me and my sister to school (this means that he wont be late for work)
4. ive given friends advice
5. each morning after going to tim hortons (a coffee shop type thing near my school) i donate any change i get back to the charity box.
6. i helped 2 of my friends on… Continue
Added by Jenny on April 30, 2010 at 4:03pm —
So yesterday (Day 10) unfolded in an unexpected way and even though I gave out compliments and words of encouragement, I didn't recognize an actual gift. I thought about counting my putting the new toilet paper on the holder in the restroom at the restaurant, but somehow it seems cleaner to begin again.
Added by Mandala one on April 30, 2010 at 3:10pm —
Today has been another long shift at work, left home at 7.10 in morning, got home at 9 pm. A busy day of giving to 23 patients. Very tired tonight. Morning off tomorrow, then back round mum's in afternoon.
I have Sunday off for me :-)
Wishing you all a very happy and peaceful weekend!
Love and blessings x
Added by Gabriella on April 30, 2010 at 1:38pm —
Today I had girlfriends over for semi-regular visit. I don't drink coffee but they do and I usually make them instant. Today I went to the local coffee shop and bought them caffe lattes and myself a chai. They were both surprised and grateful when they arrived.
Added by Lefty on April 30, 2010 at 11:05am —
Today I gave 2 gifts. A %) donation to Sheryl for her swim across America fundraiser and also I made lunch and brought it over to Tania. I held the baby for the hour so she could enjoy her lunch and relax. I haven't ehld a baby in a long time and I was impressed that I was able to get the baby to sleep and fastened into her carseat before they had to leave. She was very grateful and I can remeber how hard those baby times are and just wanting to be able to finish a meal so was happy to do it
Added by Alicia on April 30, 2010 at 9:43am —
"To deal with things, knowledge of things is needed. To deal with people, you need insight, sympathy. To deal with yourself, you need nothing. Be what you are--conscious being--and don't stray away from yourself."--Living Yoga
Added by Carrie H on April 30, 2010 at 9:42am —
Today I gave a gift to my frined Amanda who was having a bad day. I brought over a cup of soy chai which she loves and we sipped tea and took a walk around the block. We had a few good laughs along the way about my cat story and her haircut story. It was a beautiful way to spend the evening.
Added by Alicia on April 30, 2010 at 9:41am —
Today I made dinner again for my mom and delivered it over to her b/c she has shingles and is in horrible pain.
Added by Alicia on April 30, 2010 at 9:40am —