I was excited and moved upon checking out this site, www.29Gifts.org. The idea is to give away something every day for 29 days. Why? Because to see your world change, you have to DO something to change your world. Now I would say that I am a happy person. Probably the happiest I've ever been BUT I worry that I am becoming too focused around myself and my family. A little outreach couldn't hurt. So I signed up to start my own personal challenge. I hope everyone who reads this does.
Have you read any books about the Laws of Attraction? I can't say that I have. Nor have I done much spiritual reading in the past few years, but you would have to live under a rock not to have heard some of these quotes:
"It is more blessed to give than to receive." Acts 20:35
"For it is in giving that we receive." St Francis of Assisi
"Giving liberates the soul of the giver." Maya Angelou
"He who obtains has little. He who scatters has much." Lao Tsu
"Giving brings happiness at every stage of its expression. We experience joy in forming the intention to be generous. We experience joy in the actual act of giving something, experience joy in remembering the fact that we have given." Buddha.
Your 29 Gifts can be anything -- material objects, money, your time, smiles or kind thoughts.
I compiled a list of ideas to get you started but there are over 3,000 giving stories posted on the site. Here are a few gift ideas to get started with.
Time * Attention * Sweat * Work * Physical Energy * Mental Energy * Blessings * Endorsement * Encouragement * Concern * Love * Gifts * Laughter * Suggestion * Helping hand * Listening ear * Communication * Appreciation * Physical affection * Good advice * Laughter * Reprimand * Empathy * Tears * Encouragement * Prayer * Inspiration * Motivation * Recommendation * Ideas * Connections * Validation * A Smile
I am starting my 29 day giving challenge today. The first gift I am giving away is passing this site along to you. Go to www.29Gifts.org
I plan to write about this some more and share my giving stories. I hope you'll do the same.