Friday, September 26, 2008

29 Day Giving Challenge

The breyani recipe will be coming soon. It was a bit of a disaster but husband says it was great and has few helpings from it - I accidently put too much of the curry mixture - like the double that what was required. Had to make noodles for my daughter.

I saw an interesting challenge/swap on swap-bot this morning. And its inspired by a South African woman! Read more about it here.

If you would like to join the Swap-bot challenge click on the link below. What does the challenge entail?

"Giving of any kind... taking an action... begins the process of change, and moves us to remember that we are part of a much greater universe.

Your 29 gifts can be anything... money, food, old sweaters, smiles, your time, kind words or thoughts.

The Challenge is intended to be a sacred ritual—it is your opportunity to cultivate a mindful practice of stepping outside your own story for a few seconds each day by serving others.

Don’t quit. If you have a day that you feel unmotivated to give, it’s ok. Just go for the simple give. Call a friend and give some kind words. Write someone a nice note. Or exchange smiles with a stranger. Every give doesn't need to be monumental. You might even notice that the “simple gives” feel more powerful than the grand gestures.

If you forget your give one day, be gentle with yourself. This ritual is about progress, not perfection. Sit down and quietly reflect on your day. Review the entire day mindfully and find the times you unconsciously gave so you can bring it into your consciousness.

Don’t forget that there is never a day that you don't give. There are only days that you don't acknowledge and remember you did.

Enjoy your 29 days. And remember to stay open to receiving. Giving can't happen without the receptors of our gifts. Good giving to you today.

To complete the Challenge, you will share a story about the impact it made on your life to focus on giving for 29 days. Your story can be told with written word, short film, recorded spoken word, song or visual art or whatever medium you choose.

You can also download a Giving Calendar at: http://29gifts.org/origins.html. As well as, share your calendar with your swap partner.

You will have 1 swap partner and this will be an international swap. Let's start a world-wide revolution!!!!!! "

29 Day Giving Challenge

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