If you haven't any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble. ~Bob Hope

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Gift of Giving

I read an article about this in Woman's World a while back. At the time, I wanted to share it with a friend of mine who has MS but I guess I threw away the issue and I couldn't remember the details. Those pesky details have presented themselves again, so here it goes...

The story I read, which you can read here, is the story of Cami Walker and what led her to create 29 Gifts and the 29-day giving challenge. It is an interesting idea, a more structured random acts of kindness sort of site.

It is a oft overlooked idea, though. Somewhere along the lines, people have become so self-focused that their tunnel vision only fuels what ails them (IMO). Negativity, self-pity, wallowing...all of that will just eat at you like a soul cancer with your bitterness and resentments oozing like pus from your pores. (Sorry, if you were eating.) Focusing on all that is wrong really does only create more "wrong". It's is for sure how we have gotten to this place in society that is overwrought with douchebags and haters.

So, check it out, think about it, try it out. You don't have to spend a dime, you could spend the next twenty-nine days just being nice, polite, not an ass to people. Wow, think about how much better it would be in a month if people collectively just gave up their bullshit.

One other thing, if you are into online radio and podcast. Cami Walker will be on Unity Family Matters on Unity.fm on September at 1pm CT.

Until we meet again...

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