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Cami Walker
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Good Giving Weekly: GIVING UP
September 4, 2018

Greetings #29Gifts Community,

I am excited to see new givers joining www.29gifts.org. Do you have questions about how to get started? Post them in the comments and I will reply.

YESTERDAY WAS LABOR DAY HOLIDAY, BUT I WAS BUSY
I went to a 12-Step picnic and celebrated my sponsor Susie’s 41st sobriety birthday. It was amazing until Trooper almost got in a dog fight on the way out of the picnic grounds. A friend from church is trying to get Trooper some homeopathic remedies to see if it works for his anxiety and aggression. I feel like I am failing at his training, but am trying not to get discouraged.

After pigging out at the picnic, I came home and labored for hours over a new chapter for 29 Life Lessons, my second book. The story is about birthing my beautiful son, Henry Zane Walker Foster. My pregnancy was not planned and it wasn’t pretty; lots of horrific complications that were life threatening for both of us. I have been working on the story for three months and finally polished it up and sent five pages to my amazing agent, Rita Rosenkranz. We spoke briefly this morning. She was coming back from three days off to a pile of emails, so l waited patiently for her to catch up. Her response was positive so I may publish a short excerpt next week. Learn more about Rita, including how to write a nonfiction book proposal at http://www.ritarosenkranzliteraryagency.com.

I FEEL LIKE I AM PREGNANT WITH STORIES
The energy it takes to keep working on 29 Life Lessons after ten years of labor pains is sometimes exhausting. I am a recovering perfectionist who sometimes forgets that progress is easier to maintain if you throw away the need to be perfect. Sometimes I just have to GIVE UP, throw up your hands and truly LET GO of the need to control things all the time. God is in charge and when I remember that things go more smoothly. I received a great submission from #29Gifts member Jessica Long called Beauty from Ashes. Read it here
http://follr.com/Communities/29Gifts/Discussion/20587

CALL FOR PERSONAL ESSAYS - DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 29, 2018
Write a 2,000-word submission for my second book. 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


TROOPER TRAINING and TOOTH FAIRY FUND
Trooper (my rescue dog) is training to be a Therapy and Service Dog. I have two appointments with his trainer coming up next week and I need help covering the additional $95 per hour private training costs. Some of this money is also helping me pay for addition dental work. I still need to get my implant where they pulled my upper left canine tooth. 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

GIVEAWAYS WANTED
Are you an artist, author, healer or entrepreneur who wants to share a product or service with our community? Sponsor a Great Giveaway. Direct Message me or leave a comment on this post if you are interested.

HELP WANTED
Join our 29 Gifts Community Team. Help welcome new members, comment on people's posts and start conversations on www.29gifts.org. If you are interested in joining me, leave a comment on this post or DM me. 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 in 2008.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/get-your-give/200908/flower-power-give

SUPPORT 29 GIFTS
Please invite friends to join you at www.29gifts.org. "Like" and Share http://www.facebook.com/29gifts. Use the tag #29Gifts on your social media posts. 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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