Mine is a story of resistance. I read Cami’s story in Yoga Journal and felt drawn to it, yet dragged my feet to commit. I came up with dozens of reasons why I shouldn’t do it; thanksgiving, my son’s b-day, the upcoming Christmas holidays, starting up a new massage therapy business, the list goes on and on. Yet, I continued to think about it. The thought that came to me over and over is “What I resist most is usually what I need to embrace” After dragging my feet and lamenting over the canned goods I’d sent into school with my kids as a missed opportunity to begin ‘giving’ (yes I know that’s mixed up logic) I committed to the project.
For two years, my family has suffered an immense amount of grief, from injuries, illness, cancer and death; The 29 gift challenge became an opportunity for me to look outside of myself and my pain. For me to fully commit, I felt it necessary to set an intention to give; to really put my heart into giving.
I’m on day 7 now, and just yesterday signed up as a member of the site. I’ve been so touched and inspired to read the blog entries. My gifts have been simple, but what has changed in me is my intention to give, my true heartfelt desire to give. I look forward to connecting with others on the site and read the remarkable stories of reaching beyond and feeling connected to a greater good.