Day 12: Today, a friend offered me some bread, A LOT of bread, many varieties and more than we could eat. She wouldn't take no for an answer. I took 2 loaves of each kind, one for us and one for my parents, except Pumpernickel, which I took 3 loaves of, all for my parents. They love Pumpernickel! I boxed up the breads for my parents and delivered it to them: cinnamon raisin, apple strudel, honey wheat, hot dog buns, hamburger buns (with sesame seeds!) , & of course, Pumpernickel. Toast, anyone? 😊
Day 11: Today I gave our last 3 sweet, juicy, Organic Gala apples to our church for the breakfast bar. I meant to get some fruit at the store specifically for that purpose, but I didn't make it to the store. I looked around the kitchen Sunday morning for something healthy, breakfasty, and gluten free that I could bring. I only had those apples, which I wanted to put in Monday's lunches, but I gave them to the church. They got eaten right away. Yay!
Day 10: Today I donated 5 hours of time to our high school band. I was a cheerful door monitor for the color guard and drum line competition, hosted by our amazing high school. My sweet freshman son, a jolly band member, volunteered with me. Incredibly, we felt energized after our 5 hour shift. 😀
Day 9: I took my 10 year old son and a group of his friends to a pizza buffet at a restaurant with games, then brought them back to our house for a Nerf War, just for fun. They had a blast! My son said, "Thanks for tonight, Mom." You're soooooooo welcome boys! ☺
Day 8: I had lunch with my 5th grader today, even though I didn't really want to endure the lunch line (he wanted to buy school lunch), or the hard seats of the cafeteria tables, or the noisy dining hall (That's what they call it! Ha!). Add to it pushing a stroller while carrying a lunch tray (I was babysitting). Having lunch with him was my gift for today, but you know what? His invitation to have lunch with him was a gift to me! The food wasn't bad, either. 😊
Day 7: I gave 29 Gifts (the book). After reading the copy I checked out from the library, I purchased two copies to give away. Today, felt led to give a copy to a friend at church. I know Cami's story will bless her.
Day 6: A young man who works for a tree trimming business came to our door offering free estimates from his employer. When he tried to write down our phone number so his employer could call us, his pen wouldn't write. So I gave him a new pen, my gift for day six.
Day 5: Today I gave a movie rental coupon, making the movie rental practically free, to one of the sweet librarians at our local library. I was looking through my purse for some change to pay for the pages my son printed, when I found the coupon. $1 off. The usual rental price is only $1.50. I could have used the coupon, but I wanted to give it away. The librarian said she would indeed use it. I enjoyed giving it to her more than saving a dollar. 😊
Day 4: Today I gave a ride . . . to our dog. My boys often ask me, "Can Wilie come?" when we run errands or drop someone off or pick someone up in our vehicle. My answer is almost always, "No." Today, when I picked up the boys from their after school activities, I brought Willie, as a surprise. The boys were thrilled, and so was Willie. Their grateful smiles were gifts to me. Have you ever seen a dog smile? :)