29 Days of Giving

You’ve heard me mention (and link to) this a few times already.  Well, a while back (a little over a month ago now) I received a blog post submission from one of my fellow Ladies Who Launch, Cami Walker.  I wanted to share her story with you.

Cami recently started a worldwide giving movement called 29 Gifts. I was so inspired by her story, I decided I want to join her cause and help her create a revival of the giving spirit in the world.  Today is my 23rd day of giving.  I’ve not only enjoyed my giving, but I’ve also been lucky enough to receive some amazing gifts back (including some random checks, and the best one, 6th row, pit seats to a concert…for only $12 for the pair!!).  It really is something fun and creative that you can do that will also help to move you out of any sort of rut you might be in – be it financial, emotional, or personal.

Right now, Cami is in the process of writing a book about her experience with giving.  She made herself a promise that by then end of September she would meet her goal of 2,000 givers stepping up to the challenge.  She only needs a little over 200 more givers to commit to her 29-Day Giving Challenge. I want to help her get there.

Why don’t you join me and take Cami’s 29-Day Giving Challenge. It’s so simple. You sign up for the Challenge and commit to give away 29 gifts in 29 days. If you want to, you can share stories or art on the 29 Gifts community site about how it impacts your life to focus on giving (though I’ll admit it, I haven’t shared my stories anywhere and I’ve keep my blogging about it private – it just felt right).

The good news is that your 29 Gifts can be anything…money, food, old sweaters, smiles, your time, kind words or positive thoughts.  I’ve passed along information, books, and some product that I thought friends might appreciate.  I’ve also dropped off old magazines at the local hospital and donated clothes and food.  The opportunities are endless and coming up with creative ways to give is half the fun (when in doubt, or in a pinch, there’s always those click through donation sites and the simple act of prayer).

WHY SHOULD YOU DO THIS? To inspire more generosity on our planet. Because to see our world change, we have to do something to change our world. Plus, the best way to attract abundance into your own life is to be in a perpetual state of giving and gratitude.  You’ll really be surprised at the difference giving can make.

PLEASE PASS THIS ON! Forward this message to friends. Write about the 29-Day Giving Challenge on your website, blog or e-newsletter and help spread the word.

Visit www.29gifts.org today and sign up to start giving!

PS – I’ve been posting up a storm on my blogs and in my newsletter to show my support for this project –  just think, one more thing I’m “giving” for today (and I haven’t even left my apartment yet…heck, truth be told, I’m not even awake yet – I wrote this last night to post today!!) 😉

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