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Melanie Peters ( Full Profile | follr.me/MelaniePeters )
29 Gifts Community Manager
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Hello! I am a wife, mother to three, teacher, and blogger. I am so excited to participate in the 29 Gifts movement!

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Be sure to give yourself opportunities to love and be loved.

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Visits from Opportunity – Wise Words Wednesday
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“Opportunity is not a lengthy visitor” – Into the Woods These words always seem to pop up in my life at just the right time. For the last month, I have not been writing much (the …
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I sat down exhausted this evening. My husband asked what was wrong. "Nothing," I said, "I just don't feel like I got enough accomplished today." He hugged me and told me he knew I did more than I realized. It was so encouraging to know that someone recognized my efforts.

My goal for tomorrow is to show as many people as I can that I recognize their efforts in some way.
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As a parent some of the best gifts we can give are time and acceptance. Check out how my kids' latest craze inspired me to find ways to make their knots not-so-frustrating. :)

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Knotted Fun = Not Fun for Mom (Sometimes)
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My kids have been dragging home loops of knotted yarn. They spend hours of their day trying to make patterns including: Jacob’s Ladder, teacup, spider web traps, Eiffel Tower, bow and arrow, …
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Today I was trying to comfort my son and accidentally banged his elbow on the table as I sat him down. Sometimes I wonder how my children will survive with my accident-prone genetics. :) Check out my post on the genetics of clumsiness and the reminder to slow down sometimes.

https://intentergy.com/2017/05/15/accident-prone-is-clumsiness-genetic/
Accident-Prone? – Is Clumsiness Genetic?
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Accident-Prone? – Is Clumsiness Genetic via Daily Prompt: Roots Friday night my four year old was screaming at the end of the hall. I ran to rescue him and found that his toe was stuck under …
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Taking down the Christmas decorations always leaves my house feeling cold. Today I tried something new with an old sign and some of the flowers I usually on use in the fall. I think it turned out nice and definitely warmed my heart to give the space a new look.

What new thing have you tried today?
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visiting my husband's grandma and taking her some flowers is not something new. This week I gave money to my daughter and son and told them to pick out the flowers. It was up to them to work together to pick something out, keep under their budget, and purchase the gift for Grandma. They did a terrific job! It felt good to give them a chance to be independent and take pride in doing something nice for someone else.
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It's time for trying new things! Let one of those new experiences be providing yourself with the chance to win the January Great Giveaway from 29 Gifts.

29 Gifts Community Member Kimberly Kelly, owner of Jersey Wicks, has donated this terrific 16 oz mason jar all-natural apple scented soy candle. This candle could be the newest light in your life and a scent to bring joy to your day.

Comment on this post prior to January 28th to win. Winner will be announced on January 29th.
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You won't want to miss out on this Giveaway. It is a super sweet soy candle made by a talented member of the 29 Gifts Community.
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Thank you Kimberly for sponsoring a giveaway.
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agree
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I love candles! I hope to win!
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Melanie Peters
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I received a gift of forgiveness and welcome at our New Year's Eve Celebration last night and wanted to share my story with the 29 Gifts Community. Happy New Year!

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Spilling into 2018
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Less than three sips into my first glass of New Years Eve wine, I knocked over the entire cup in a fit of excitement to show my “good” coat to a friend. The wine flowed right on over to…
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My sister and brother-in-law stayed an extra night with my parents after celebrating Christmas. My brother-in-law drinks coffee; no one else at my mom's house does, so I brewed an extra large pot this morning and delivered a big ol' cup of java to him for breakfast before they had to travel home. Nothing warms the heart like good coffee.
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Good Giving Weekly
December 20, 2017
Greetings 29 Gifts Community,

CAMI’S WEEKLY MESSAGE
Abundance vs. Scarcity: Do You Say Yes?

The most common reply I get when I invite someone to sign up on 29 Gifts and commit to give their 29 Gifts is, "I'm TOO busy. There's TOO MUCH on my plate already. I can't add one more thing to my daily 'TO DO' list."

The intention of this project is to help people become more conscious and learn to celebrate the gifts they ALREADY give everyday. That book you read to your little girl last night before bed; that's a gift. The dinner you whipped up the other evening for your next door neighbor; yep, that's a gift too. Showing up to work without complaining and doing your job well; you guessed it, it's a gift. It all "counts."

It's hard for people to believe that they actually don't have to add ANYTHING to their daily to do list to successfully complete this Challenge. All that's needed is a shift in perception so you're mindful of the gifts you offer to the world.
Remember during December we are encouraging you to GIFT OUTSIDE THE BOX. Try to give without spending money. Here are some low- or no-cost giving ideas. Please comment to add your ideas.
http://follr.com/Communities/29Gifts/MemberProfile/101366
Read more at: http://follr.com/Communities/29Gifts/Discussion/20587

GREAT GIVEAWAYS WANTED
Are you an artist, author or business owner who would like to share your gifts or services with our community? Contact Community Manager Melanie Peters to sponsor your own great giveaway. Past member giveaways include paintings, photographs, crafts, books, gift cards, greeting cards, jewelry, specialty teas, clothing, accessories and more.

HELP US GROW
We encourage you to invite friends to join you at www.29gifts.org. Use our free downloadable Gift Tags by clicking on Documents. Please also "Like" and share our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/29gifts. Use the tag #29gifts on your social media posts about giving and gratitude. Follow Cami on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/camillaswalker.

CALL FOR PERSONAL ESSAY SUBMISSIONS
29 Life Lessons: Reflections On Living and Giving is the much anticipated sequel to Cami Walker’s New York Times best-selling 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 details and submission guidelines at
http://follr.com/Communities/29Gifts/ViewPost/74108


SUPPORT 29 GIFTS
Giving is our goal at www.29gifts.org. To help in our mission you can support 29 Gifts. Sign up for free, then click on the “Upgrade Your Membership” link in the upper right-hand corner of the 29 Gifts Home Page for details. By making your voluntary contribution, you help us revive the giving spirit in our world. Be a change maker and support 29 Gifts.

Happy Giving!
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[Via Follr.com] 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.
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