HOW ARE YOU GOING TO HANDLE IT? With care & concern? With an open heart? And an open mind? Don’t things happen all the time…? But how we handle them, doesn’t that make all the difference? So how are you going to handle it today?
BELIEVE IN PEOPLE? Give them the benefit of the doubt? What if you believed… everyone is doing the best they can? Isn’t that a clearer lens to view the world through? Then doesn’t it get easier to keep believing in people?
THE TRUTH? Isn’t that what matters? Maybe it’s all that matters? Didn’t the existentialists say… Without truth you have nothing? Aren’t lies complicated? And isn’t the truth simple? Isn’t it time to learn the simple truth today?
HISTORY? Isn’t it like gravity? Pulling you back to old habits & behaviors? Even if you fight it? But history isn’t everything, is it? Don’t people evolve? Isn’t it time to get clear about what you want today? And not what you wanted yesterday?
Hello, friends! I just finished reading (literally, just finished) 29 Gifts. I am inspired to think differently about the way I give. Like so many others, I tend to lean towards giving in ways that do deplete my energy. I do enjoy making meals for others, etc., but see that perhaps those ways shouldn't necessarily be counted as my gift for a day. This will be challenging and exciting as I learn to look at gifting in a new, improved way! I will no doubt continue my normal, but perhaps slow it down a bit since I do have Fibromyalgia. I look forward to the energy level to be received on this journey. Thank you, Cami and Mbali for your inspiration for this special new life path. The timing is perfect for me, as I just recently retired. Here's to my first 29 days!!
DON’T THE PEOPLE WE LOVE…? Deserve to know us? And don’t we have to trust they’ll understand? So isn’t it time to drop your guard a little…? and open your heart…? to all the wonderful possibilities today?
I am on Day 23 of my 29-Day Challenge. I began the book in a place of life that was less than satisfactory. I was feeling sorry for myself about a difficult decision I had to make recently. It hurt every day, and I would dive and wallow in my sadness. I wasn't putting in much effort to my house or the people around me. During the first couple weeks, negative thoughts still crowded my mind about my life. I questioned whether I would get much out of the giving. Then, somewhere around Day 17, I started to set an intention for my giving. Writing down an intention. I now see what the challenge has done for me.
Every day, I feel more connection and surrender with all that is around me. I have re-embraced my spirituality. My book, I have been writing for some time, is almost done and ready to be submitted to publishers. I am eternally grateful. I know the challenge helped me pick myself back up and realize how much I do have to offer the world. It helped me into action - which is the real creator of change. Although negative thoughts still crowd my mind, I feel so much more confident about myself and my life.
Thank you for this book, Cami. Thank you for the wisdom, Mbali.