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Cami Walker
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Good Giving Weekly: GIVING RETURN
December 15, 2018

Greetings #29Gifts Community,

Welcome if you are new to #29Gifts or repeating #29Giftsin29Days. Are you seeing a return on your giving? Mindful giving is part of my daily spiritual practice. I dedicated myself to consciously give one gift a day over ten years ago. The gifts I offer are small things. A tissue to someone who is crying. Small donations of money. Extra, quality time with my son.

I've learned many lessons through my daily giving ritual, but the biggest, and possibly the hardest, is the art of mindful receiving. Giving is reciprocal and self-balancing. As you give more, you experience a psychic shift that heightens your awareness of the many things you receive. The giving part is easy, the receiving can be more difficult and more uncomfortable. We're programmed to see receiving as a sign of weakness. Overcoming that preconceived notion can take more effort than you'd think, but the payoff is that you will rarely experience a day when you don't get the thrill of knowing you've been on the receiving end of some sort of gift.

TOOTH AND TROOPER UPDATE
I am having another major oral surgery December 20. I will be under IV sedation for two hours while they do more bone grafting and put in an implant. It will take three months to heal. My out of pocket cost for this phase of treatment is $3,000. I need help making the payment. Your financial gifts also help Trooper (my rescue dog) train to be a Therapy and Service Dog. My new friend and neighbor Amanda used to train dogs for www.freedomservicedogs.net. Amanda did a training session with Trooper at the dog park. He did great. Please give if you can and share this link in the spirit of community!
https://www.gofundme.com/help-cami-break-free-from-ptsd-ms

HEALTH REPORT
My doctors have agreed that I should get a hysterectomy, but it is not scheduled yet. I went to see my neurologist last week and she ordered new brain and spine MRIs to check for new Multiple Sclerosis disease activity. I am having problems walking. My right leg is weak and spastic. My hands are numb, weak and painful. I am struggling to focus and concentrate.

WHAT IF I MISS A DAY OF GIVING?
Simply renew your commitment and start over with Gift 1. Starting over is the suggestion of Mbali Creazzo, the medicine woman who gave me the 29 Gifts "Prescription." Don't stress and don't quit. Starting over does not mean you failed; it is a way release the energy from your giving ritual and allow it to rebuild. We also suggest you sit down with your giving journal and reflect on your day. Was there a moment you offered a gift unconsciously or opportunities you didn't act on?

GIVING ROCKS
Exercise your creativity. Collect rocks of different sizes and paint or draw on them. Include inspiring words, images and www.29gifts.org to help our movement grow. Give your rocks away or leave them places for people to find. Check out some of my rocks in the photo gallery.

ASK QUESTIONS
You will get more out of your #29Gifts experience if you interact with me and others on www.29gifts.org. Do you have questions for me about how to get started or keep your giving groove going after your first cycle of #29Gifts? Post your question in the comments and I will reply.

COMMUNITY TEAM
Join our volunteer 29 Gifts Community Team. Help welcome new members and start conversations www.29gifts.org. Leave a comment if you are interested. You can also organize group gives in your local area. When I was traveling and speaking about 29 Gifts, I organized Flower Power Gives in each city I visited. Read about my first Flower Power Give.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/get-your-give/200908/flower-power-give

SHARE YOUR STORY
Write a 2,000-word personal essay submission for 29 Life Lessons: Reflections On Living and Giving, the much anticipated sequel to Cami Walker’s New York Times Bestselling self-help memoir, 29 Gifts: How A Month of Giving Can Change Your Life. 29 Life Lessons includes personal stories from Walker and members of the 29 Gifts global community, self-help prompts, and creative giving tips. Get submission guidelines and read three stories from Cami.
http://follr.com/Communities/29Gifts/ViewPost/74108

GIVEAWAYS WANTED
Are you an artist, author, healer or entrepreneur who wants to share a product or service with the #29Gifts community? Sponsor a Great Giveaway. DM me if you are interested.

SUPPORT 29 GIFTS
Please invite friends to join you at www.29gifts.org. Use the tag #29Gifts on your social media posts. "Like" and Share http://www.facebook.com/29gifts. Follow Cami on Twitter or Snapchat @camiwalker29 and at https://www.instagram.com/camillaswalker. Click on Documents to download free 29 Gifts Note Cards and other fun giving tools.

Good Giving!
Cami Walker
Chief Evangelist, 29gifts.org
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Mitch Goldfarb
Mitch Goldfarb (424)
SCRATCH THAT?
Need to change direction? Give yourself a do-over?
Hard because of what you’ll have to tell friends & family?
But if you don’t change direction…
won’t you end up where you’re heading?
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Mitch Goldfarb
Mitch Goldfarb (424)
YOU’RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT?
About how you feel? About what you experienced?
Aren’t we all?
When we realize that…
doesn’t it open the door for real communication?
And connection?
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Mitch Goldfarb
Mitch Goldfarb (424)
GIFTS & BLESSINGS?
Want some? Wouldn’t it be nice?
Why not try saying this each day:
Thank you for the unknown gifts & blessings…
already on their way.
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Mitch Goldfarb
Mitch Goldfarb (424)
PROBLEMS?
Easy to see? And to focus on?
But doesn’t that drain your energy?
Isn’t the real problem with problems…
that they keep you from seeing opportunities?
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Mitch Goldfarb
Mitch Goldfarb (424)
EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS?
In a world filled with hate, fear & prejudice,
doesn’t little acts of kindness…
lift us all?
Can you exceed expectations today?
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Mitch Goldfarb
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HAVE A DREAM?
Why stop there?
If you can think of one, why not two?
Isn’t that worth living for?
Can you open your heart & dream big today?
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Cami Walker
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Good Giving Weekly: GIFTS OF THE HEART
December 7, 2018

Greetings #29Gifts Community,

HO HO HOLIDAYS
Happy Flashback Friday. Today is the anniversary of the 1941 World War II Pearl Harbor invasion. Thanks to Veterans past and present who serve so bravely. Enjoy these three FLASHBACK links to get you in the giving groove.
TODAY Show http://www.29giftsbook.com/today.php
OPRAH http://www.oprah.com/spirit/cami-walkers-29-gifts
MS&ME Podcast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ndPvtZdIcE

Welcome if you are new to #29Gifts or repeating #29Giftsin29Days. During the holiday season it is easy to focus on giving and sometimes get carried away picking presents for everyone on your list. Here are a few giving ideas that cost little or no money. Challenge yourself this month to move beyond the material and give gifts of the heart.

TUNE IN
Give the gift of listening to a friend, family member or even a stranger. Put down your phone, make eye contact and really listen.

AFFECTION
Give hugs, compliments or smiles liberally.

POETIC WORDS
Write a poem and share it with our community and others people you love. Make a collage or add other imagery to go with your poem. Here is a poem of mine if you want some inspiration.

PATH OF PURPOSE
a poem by Cami Walker

Well being. Nurturing spirit. Trusting mind.
Holding heart. Feeding body.
Simple priorities.

The reason for being? For staying? For me?

Inspiring. Motivating.
The common pursuit of personal truth.
Whatever that means.

How? Following the mission means keeping it in sight.
In range but just out of reach.
Staying on the path of purpose. Feet planted. Rooted.
The hard part.

Living passion. Breathing certainty.
Reaching out when you feel like curling in.
Hiding. Ducking away.
Finding balance between the need to shelter yourself,
and your desire to serve the collective.

How? Somehow. However it's speaking to you.

Feeling yourself. Accepting your everyness.
The joyful. The enthusiastic. The creative. The loving.
And the furious. The sobbing. The obsessive. The crazed.

GIVING ROCKS
Exercise your creativity. Collect rocks of different sizes and paint or draw on them. Include inspiring words and images and www.29gifts.org to help our movement grow. Give your rocks away or leave them places for people to find.

HELP OTHERS
Give food to a food pantry or directly to the homeless. Right now I am helping provide shelter for my good friends Ray and Kara who think of themselves as “home free”. Circumstances got them stuck in the Denver area for the winter months when it is too cold to live full time in their van. They are helping me with cooking, cleaning and we are sharing food and meals.

HANDMADE GIFTS
Make your own tree ornaments, greeting cards or, holiday sweets or savory treats. Spend time at http://www.pinterest.com for ideas and www.etsy.com for handmade artisan gifts.

ASK QUESTIONS
You will get more out of your #29Gifts experience if you interact with me and others on www.29gifts.org and www.facebook.com/29gifts. Do you have questions for me about how to get started giving or keep your giving groove going after your first cycle of #29Gifts? Post your question in the comments and I will reply.

HELP WANTED
Join our volunteer 29 Gifts Community Team. Help welcome new members and start conversations www.29gifts.org. DM me or leave a comment if you are interested. You can also organize group gives in your local area. When I was traveling and speaking about 29 Gifts, I organized Flower Power Gives in each city I visited. Read about my first Flower Power Give.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/get-your-give/200908/flower-power-give

WRITE YOUR STORY
I am still hard at work on the manuscript for my second book. Write a 2,000-word personal essay submission. 29 Life Lessons: Reflections On Living and Giving is the much anticipated sequel to Cami Walker’s New York Times Bestselling self-help memoir, 29 Gifts: How A Month of Giving Can Change Your Life. 29 Life Lessons includes personal stories from Walker and members of the 29 Gifts global community, self-help prompts, and creative giving tips. Get submission guidelines and read three stories from Cami.
http://follr.com/Communities/29Gifts/ViewPost/74108

GIVEAWAYS WANTED
Are you an artist, author, healer or entrepreneur who wants to share a product or service with the #29Gifts community? Sponsor a Great Giveaway. DM me if you are interested.

SUPPORT 29 GIFTS
Please invite friends to join you at www.29gifts.org. Use the tag #29Gifts on your social media posts. "Like" and Share http://www.facebook.com/29gifts. Follow Cami on Twitter or Snapchat @camiwalker29 and at https://www.instagram.com/camillaswalker. Click on Documents to download free 29 Gifts Note Cards and other fun giving tools.

Good Giving!
Cami Walker
Chief Evangelist, 29gifts.org

P.S. I have been missing Charlie, my therapy dog who died in April. Give a financial gift to help Trooper (my rescue dog) train to be a Therapy and Service Dog and for additional dental work for me. I am having my teeth cleaned Monday and have another oral surgery again on December 20. They will be doing more bone grafting and put in the post for my implant. Please give if you can and share this link in the spirit of community!
https://www.gofundme.com/help-cami-break-free-from-ptsd-ms
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Mitch Goldfarb
Mitch Goldfarb (424)
NO TIME TO PLAY?
But isn’t play important?
Doesn’t it create balance? Relieves stress?
Promote connection with others?
And don’t you get to expresses your authentic self?
Why not take an hour to play today?
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Mitch Goldfarb
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MIGHT JUST DO THAT?
Got an idea?
Feels right?
But don’t follow through?
What would happen if you took a little action today?
And tomorrow?
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Mitch Goldfarb
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JUST SAYING…
Ain’t it grand to share your love?
To help? Be there? Right a wrong?
To know you made a difference?
So many actions make us feel good…
Doesn’t that point the way to do your journey?
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Mitch Goldfarb
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A HUNCH?
What does your gut tell you?
If you’re not sure…
Maybe it’s time to trust your heart?
Can’t go wrong with that?
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Mitch Goldfarb
Mitch Goldfarb (424)
WHAT DEFINES YOU?
Is it what you say? Your intentions?
Maybe it’s your life?
And how you live it?
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Kara Williams
Kara Williams (0)
Gift #2, food and $7.77. Just felt right. Gnite.
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