Over at Bushel and a Peck, Christie is having a year of challenges. She started this a few months ago. November's challenge is 30 days of giving and thanks. This Challenge is designed to stir up our sense of gratitude for all the blessings in our lives. Over this thirty days, we will be finding ways each day to Give or to offer Thanks. It doesn’t have to be monetary, but it certainly can be. You can sign up by visiting her blog here.
Here is what Christie's family is doing ( took this from this link):
Here’s what Christie says her family is doing:
"Even days of the month (2nd, 4th, 6th, etc.), an act of “Thanks” - a notecard to a family member, co-worker, friend, or neighbor to say that you are thankful for them.
Odd days (1st, 3rd, 5th, etc.) an act of giving, just because. We’re going with small gifts that will either be hand-carried or mailed. From homemade items to small gift cards ($5)
You can do 100 different things. You can make baked goods and deliver them with a note-card every other day. You can create homemade crafts. You can show up at someone’s house and clear their leaves. You can clean for an elderly friend. You can volunteer at a soup kitchen. You know what your family is good at and can commit to! You can come up with a variety of amazing ways to offer Thanks or Give to others. Whatever you decide, the discipline is to make it happen all of the 30 days of November. This is a choice to say that for this year, for this month, for this holiday season - we’re reaching out to those we maybe haven’t been so great at keeping up with, or maybe those we just want to show extra love to, or to those who have needs that we can meet. Whatever your reasons, and whomever you lavish your Thanks and Giving on…we want to turn-around the habit of taking care of ourselves or always looking out for #1 into Giving and Thanks. You will be blessed! (trust me…)"
I like to make cards for people... I often donate them to others to give to their friends and family. I've been working the last several days on making cards to give away. Today, we brought a friend to the range, does that count as giving a gift? ~smile~ As each day goes by this month, I hope to complete this challenge each day!