Yesterday was my 28th day. We decided to give a visit to Meme. She always gets the biggest kick out of Finnegan and I think our suprise visit made her day.
How very strange and lovely that my 29th day of giving was today. Today, my gift was my vote for Senator Obama. I am so happy to be a part of this process. It humbles me that we've had record turnouts all over this great nation of ours. I am PROUD of my friends who haven't voted in the past getting out to vote today. I don't care if this was your first time voting or your 25th time, becoming a part of the process is such a leap for democracy.
So. What have I learned from this whole 29 days of giving? I have learned that there is so much goodness in the world, it can't even be contained. I have witnessed so many smiles, tears, hugs, and laughter throughout these days. I am glad I participated in this challenge. I hope that even if it is a smile, holding a door for someone, or bringing a friend a cup of coffee, that I continue to give daily, with intention. It makes me feel good, it makes my husband do nice things. It allows our son to learn from our example and witness kindness in his daily life.
Your children will see what you're all about by what you live rather than what you say. - Wayne Dyer
Thank you for all of you who thought I was a weirdo but supported me anyway. Thank you for all of you who started this challenge yourselves. Thank you for everyone that gave me an encouraging word, smile, or gift throughout these last 29 days. Mostly, thank you to my very supportive husband who has been doing his own nice things for me and for others. You are always there to help me with my hairbrained ideas. You let me spend 'your money' on gifts to others. I love you even if you voted for McCain.