Every Tuesday I send an extra sandwich to my child's school as a weekly contribution to a Peninsula-wide school feeding scheme for disadvantaged children. Today, my gift was to send two extra sandwiches instead of the usual one. It felt good to know that two hungry children would benefit, and I liked that the gift is totally anonymous. Living in South Africa, I am surrounded by a sea of need, and today I realised that I am already responding to that need, in small ways, on a daily basis – giving change at the traffic lights, food at the door, clothes to the homeless etc. So what is going to make this 29 Gifts Challenge different? My insight is that I don’t think it is necessarily about ‘more is better’. It is the attitude with which I give. As a privileged South African – with all the complicated historical baggage I carry - it is easy to give out of a complex mix of guilt, obligation, resentment and a desire for some sort of atonement. Today, I committed to notice the space from which I give and to practice mindful giving, giving from the heart and being open to new and unexpected opportunities for giving.