D7 My gift was patience during a difficult interaction (difficult for me because I kept my thoughts & opinions to myself and put the dog & kid first) with one of the people I knew was beating that dog I mentioned a week or two ago. I offered to find the dog a home during the conversation that I endured and the person agreed. I then coordinated pickup this same evening and had to deal with all the toxic feelings I had and suck it up to get the dog out and try to have some compassion for the kid caught in the middle. sigh. It was a hard night and I still feel sick about dealing with these people and that they might get another dog... but we made a rescue!!
D8 My gift was facilitating a big trip to the zoo for the Pumpkin Bash for several kids and grown ups too. It was a lot of organizing 8 kids plus some adults but it was super fun. We saw kamoto dragons eating rats out of pumpkins, elephants smashing and eating pumpkins, wolf running off with pumpkin treats, floating mini-pumpkins with fish in them for the penguins and more.
D9 My gift today was sharing from the heart at a coffee social and then therefore making some real connection with two people I hadn't really ever talked to before - learning things about them:)