Today I feel as if I am back on track :-) Although giving still requires thought and effort, it is an absolute pleasure and a true blessing. At the start of this challenge I struggled to find things to be grateful for and now I can see so MUCH to be grateful for. I am really reconnecting with my inner child. She was really a wonderful person, she wouldn't think, say or do anything to hurt another soul and then I came along and changed all that - I allowed all my hurts, disappointments and rejections to warp the beautiful soul that used to reside in this body. Slowly, but surely I am regaining the openness of spirit and heart to forgive, to not take offence at the slightest perceived injustice and to truly give of myself without losing myself. I can feel myself changing - its almost like those stairs in Harry Potter - they're slowly shifting allowing me to act from a different 'room' - no longer do I need to react or defend myself. I need only love - and this 'room' of love is beautiful...serene and non-judgemental. (Cynic me has just piped up from the peanut gallery with a resounding "FOR NOW!!! We'll see how you feel tomorrow" - life is about change) I have decided to love myslef regardless of which me I am - Cynic me, Loving me, Obnoxious me - all of me is worht love and if I do not learn to love me in my entirety, I will NEVER be able to give to others, love others or be able to help others if I do not make a concerted attempt to help, love and give to myself. Thank you to all the people who are part of this challenge and all the people who are helping me through this challenge...may God Bless you all.