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Why 29 Gifts?

Give one thing away each day for 29 days. Share your stories about how it impacts your life to focus on giving. Join the 29-Day Giving Challenge community today.  

Why? Because to see the world change, we have to do something to change the world.  Plus, the best way to attract abundance into your life is to be in a perpetual state of giving and gratitude.  Be an important part of the global giving movement that inspires more generosity on our planet.

One month after her wedding day, thirty-three-year-old Cami Walker was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and the life she knew changed forever. Cami was soon in and out of L.A.’s emergency rooms with alarming frequency as she battled the neurological condition that left her barely able to walk and put enormous stress on her marriage. Each day brought new negative thoughts:

"I’m going to end up in a wheelchair... My life is over.

    Why did this have to happen to me?"

Then, as a remedy for her condition, Cami received an uncommon prescription from a friend, an African medicine woman named Mbali Creazzo.  The prescription was to give away 29 gifts in 29 days.

“By giving,” Mbali told her, “you are focusing on what you have to offer others, inviting more abundance into your life.”

The gifts, she said, could be anything, but their giving had to be both authentic and mindful. At least one gift needed to be something she felt was scarce in her life.

Cami was amazed by what unfolded during her month-long journey... you will be too.  Join us in the journey to change your world and in turn change the entire world.

Give one thing away, each day, for 29 days. Why?
Because to see your world change, you have to DO something to change your world.
Change the world by changing your own.

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Cami Walker
Cami Walker (342)
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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Jo-Anne Bushell
Jo-Anne Bushell (12)
Hi - I just joined the community. Please connect or follow me!
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Renee Gallegos
Renee Gallegos (0)
Hi - I just joined the community. Please connect or follow me!
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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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Share your 29Gifts experience
A month of giving can truly change your life! Just ask Cami Walker, or one of the many members who have experienced the joys of mindful giving. Be sure to journal and share your 29 Days of Giving in this forum. Tell us about your giving, your receiving, and how giving makes you feel. Tell us what your gifts mean to you, the impact on the recipients and how the challenge impacts your life over the next 29 days. Share the change with the Community to inspire and support others, a gift in itself. Thank you for accepting the challenge. We look forward to sharing your experience!
Open 129 7 hours ago
How do I participate in 29 Gifts?
Are you new to 29 Gifts? Ask questions and learn more about this remarkable challenge. If you are a seasoned giver, share your giving experiences and insights to help others begin the change that 29 Days of Giving can bring. There are only two requirements of the challenge: 1. Mindfully give one thing away every day for the next 29 days 2. Journal your experiences. You can keep your own private journal, but we encourage you to post them on the site daily. Please attach photos whenever possible. We'd love to share your giving journey!
Open 12 2 months ago
Great Giving Stories for Inspiration
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - DEADLINE DECEMBER 29, 2018 We still need stories 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. Get submission guidelines and read three new sample stories http://follr.com/Communities/29Gifts/ViewPost/74108. To submit your story for the book, simply POST it in the Great Giving Stories For Inspiration Discussion Forum. Email to 29angels@gmail.com and camillaswalker@gmail.com
Open 49 2 months ago
The Prayer Cafe
The Prayer Café returns! Need the gift of prayer for yourself, a loved one, a stranger, a pet, a cause, the world? Post your request here. Prayer and positive thoughts work miracles! Ask me how I know.
Open 35 3 months ago
Favorite quotes to inspire your giving journey
Have a favorite quote that embodies the philosophy and joy of giving? Give the 29 Gifts community a gift by sharing words that inspire you.
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