August 2011-
I am starting a 29-Day Challenge to give one gift each day and see how it affects my life. I have always considered myself a giver, but I feel this challenge will challenge and focus me on giving more. I was inspired by the book 29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving can Change your Life. I ran across it 2 years ago in a bookstore in Springfield, MO, and I titled a piece of paper 29 Gifts. I found that same piece of paper the other day, and I saw it as a sign to start the challenge. You can learn more about the book and challenge at

After 1 month of giving, I have continued this challenge in giving and sharing the stories with others. Hope you enjoy reading about my adventures with giving!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Day 38: Cards to Friends

Today my gift was sending two of my best friends cards.  One was getting a root canal, and I thought a Get well card would be perfect.  So I crafted up a card with a tooth fairy and big tooth looking happy on it.  If anything, it would make her laugh.  My other friend was just trying to recover from the flu along with taking care of her sick husband and son.  Sometimes we can't physically be there for our friends and family members, but we can send them kinds words and wishes through phone calls and cards.  We each have the power to make another person's journey a little more joyful and bareable.  Do something kind for someone that needs it, whether it's a stranger in the grocery store, or someone you've known all your life.

"Everyone has a fair turn to be as great as he pleases." 
-Jeremy Collier

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