Day 1 Locks of Love donation of 10 inches of my hair!
Day 2 Gave a purse of mine that she admired to my sweet friend Dawn. :)
Day 3 Gave five "gift with purchase" items to a woman buying a piece of furniture from me.
Day 4 Made a donation of yard sale leftovers to St. Vincent de Paul.
Day 5 Upcycled some old glass condiment jars to my secretarty Sara who uses them to store her yummy homemade salsa. Also gave her a colorful knitted poncho since I know she likes lots of color in her wardrobe. :)
Day 6 Gave to myself this day! Brought three bags worth of jumbled papers to my work office to sort through and immediately shred in our office's big shredding bin. What a great feeling!
Day 7 Brought boiled eggs for work potluck luncheon
Day 8 Cleaned guest bedroom and added cute touches for overnight guest
Day 9 Cleaned bathroom to welcome overnight guest
Day 10 Gave some clothes fo overnight guest
Day 11 Had second overnight guest stay over
Day 12 Provided breakfast for overnight guest
Day 13 Had lunch with a friend. Paid the tip for lunch he purchased for us.
Day 14 Shared with my boss a thank you note addressed to me. My boss gave me key advice to help the person who was grateful for my help. She appreciated me sharing the thanks with her. :)
Day 15 Had lunch with a friend who was in my area
Day 16 Honored a co-worker (her words) by asking her to be my mentor
Day 17 Donated clothes to a thrift store
Day 18 Sent thank you notes to interviewing committee members
Day 19 Made time for a long girl chat with a co-worker :)
Day 20 Advised a co-worker about a personal matter
Day 21 Complimented a coworker on her cute outfit
Day 22 Posted on a friend's facebook wall about how I was praising her to another friend I wanted her to meet.
Day 23 Thank you card to a personal reference
Day 24 Hosted a movie night at my house
Day 25 Thanked a former boss for her recent reference
Day 26 Mailed birthday card to one of my best friends
Day 27 Sent thank you card to my friend for a nice visit
Day 28 Left some blue and white dishes on my mosaic artist friend's doorstep for her to find this morning. :)
Day 29 Brought eight purses I purged from my collection to the office to share with office mates who might like to have them. Three of my office mates took purses (one insisted on giving me $5 for the two she wanted) and I placed the remaining four purses in the ladies restroom with a note saying they were free to a good home. Let the stealth giving begin! :)
This first round of giving in 2013 is reminding me to be mindful and to pay attention to the good I am doing and to give myself credit for it. On those days that I feel like I am not doing a good job of being me, this giving challenge makes me pay attention to the bigger picture. To realize that I am more than my job, the number on the scale, or my choleterol levels, or defined by how much money is in (or in my case is not) my bank account. Now that the first round is done, I am excited to think of ways to start round two for 2013!