I thought I was in a giving spirit this morning, but quickly turned sour when me oldest son asked me for $5 to buy more "stuff" at the school store. I became so angry and frustrated with him. I ended up giving him all of the $1 bills in my wallet -- 3 total. It was not good giving. Did it with a un-giving heart. :-( Have no idea why, then, I RECEIVED a totally unexpected gift from a dear friend across the country. She is a full-time grad student and she sent ME a $5 Starbucks gift card. Just because. (I'm wondering if she has committed to the 29-Day Giving Challenge!) It was a very powerful moment for me to receive that gift. Like grace. I didn't feel like I deserved it after my bad morning give. Humbling.