I spent the last half of August in bed sick instead of finishing my proposal for my second book. I am frustrated because I start traveling again soon, so progress will be slow-going. The book isn't contracted yet--which means no significant income for 29 Gifts. Two days ago I came unglued over the financial stress I am feeling in my personal and business world. I spent the day worrying before I remembered to pray instead. Immediately after saying some prayers, I received an email from my agent saying 29 Gifts Paperback sales have stayed strong the last two quarters and a royalty check will arrive in October, providing some much-needed operating money for 29 Gifts and a little for me. This will be the first time I can write myself a paycheck in more than two years.
In other personal news, Kevin and I got the little house we were hoping for. We spent the past two weeks moving. Everything we own is now in the new house and Ani and Charlie are really enjoying their new back yard. After this weekend we should have a place for everything and feel like we actually live in the house. Both Kevin and I have rented apartments for the past two decades so we are in heaven right now with our own front porch and walls we don't share with any other people.
In SEPTEMBER, 29Gifters are giving focus to Mothering Mother Earth with 29 Easy Ways to Renew, Reuse, Recycle and Help Mother Earth. Get started with some greener giving and please share your own ideas too!
DON'T MISS GIVING ROCKS DAY. In the spirit of this month's theme, join us for Giving Rocks Day on September 29. Decorate rocks with inspirational images and messages (like GIVING ROCKS or YOU ROCK). Then GIVE THEM AWAY! RSVP for this FUN community give here!
GREAT GIVEAWAY: Comment HERE by September 13th to win this set of four 29 Gifts magnets handmade by 29 Gifts Ambassador Sharon Diehl! Thanks, Sharon!
MORE 29 GIFTS NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
New Teen Group and Story Contest. If you are age 13-19, join our teen group and you can share your true giving stories in our Great TEEN GIVING Story Contest. Enter by Sept 29 in our new Teen Group. Win fun 29 Gifts loot, plus connect with other young people who are giving and living each day in the 29 Gifts Teen Group.
29Gifts.org Sponsors Marj @ Large MS Bike Team. Right now, 29Gifts.org is lending our support to fellow 29 Gifter Marjorie's MS Bike Team -- to raise $40,000 in the Atlanta MS Bike event September 17-18. Give What YOU Can and help team Marj@Large reach their goal!
RECIPES NEEDED! We are creating a community cookbook and YOU are invited to submit recipes. The book will be called, 29 Gifts Cookbook: 129 Quick, Healthy Recipes That Are Good for the Soul and sales of the ebook will fund our new 29 Gifts Hunger Mission Project. Get submission details here.
HELP WANTED. Looking for a new way to be of service? Please leave a comment HERE if you would like to volunteer on our special events team. We need help organizing, promoting and executing our upcoming events where I will be speaking. We hope to book other appearances and group giving events in the same cities.
Richmond, VA on Sept 23rd: Keynote MS Society Women on the Move Luncheon
Fredricksberg, VA on Sept 25th: Keynote MS Society Women on the Move Breakfast
Alberta, CANADA on Oct 1st: Keynote Canadian MS Society National Convention
Pittsburgh, PA on Nov 9th: Keynote West PA MS Society Annual Meeting
Dallas, TX Nov 11th: Keynote MS Society Women on the Move Luncheon
Scottsdale, AZ Dec 4th: Power of Giving Workshop @ Scottsdale Public Library
Baton Rouge, LA Feb 15th: Power of Giving Workshop at St. Joseph's Academy
GREAT GIVING TODAY!
Cami Walker, 29Gifts.org Founder and Chief Evangelist
"Today, i'm going to let things happen without trying to figure everything out." - M. Beattie