29 Gifts

Cami Walker was in a dark place when one of her spiritual teachers suggested that she give away 29 things in 29 days to get outside her own mind each day. Giving of any kind, she counseled, begins the process of change and helps us to remember our connectedness.

So Cami started giving things away – one thing each day.

Now, her idea has grown into a website and a ‘global giving movement’ with more than 3,600 members in 38 countries.

The premise is this: Give one thing away each day for 29 days. Then, on the 29gifts.org website, you can share your stories about how this renewed focus on giving has affected your life.

To get started, sign up at http://29gifts.org and start giving. Remember, your 29 gifts don’t have to be expensive or monumental – a smile, a kind word, and the gift of your time count just as much as tangible gifts. Then, to complete the challenge, submit your story or artwork (from a song to a film to a drawing) on the 29 Gifts site to tell about how your experience made you focus more on giving.