Despite our jam-packed schedule, I have decided to dedicate 10 minutes of my day by reading a heart-warming book. Last December I came across a book entitled “The 29 Gifts” by Cami Walker.
I actually bought the book for P115 at a BookSale in Cubao. I remember walking into that bookstore 3 times as a result of waiting for a friend that was supposed to come an hour ago. I searched hundreds of books until I caught site of a blue colored book with a tree on the center. Looks Pretty I thought to myself. I brought home the book with this warm fuzzy feeling all over me, I have never felt strongly about a book before.
I started the book last week and have decided to register at their website. I am not yet finished with the book and so I cannot give a full review of the book, however I have an idea about the background of the author, Cami. She is suffering from MS and as she explains, this is one of the biggest problems she has faced so far, this illness has dragged her down to the point of giving up. However a friend suggested her this therapy called the 29 gifts and when she did, change happened.
I still don’t know what happened to Cami after she completed the project, however I can see that her organization has empowered lives, inspiring people to do more and give more.
The power of giving.
Sometimes we feel that we deserve so much that selfishness builds up and consumes us slowly, each day.
School has been stressful and boy do I believe that I need more than my day-to-day milktea fix. I hate how everything seems to be time consuming that I rarely get enough sleep and time to watch a 30 minute soap.
That’s my problem. But as far as I remember, I have been through so much before, things that cannot even surpass the tip of this so called “stress” and so I ask myself, what happened? Why the breakdown and all? I don’t know. I can’t understand why there are times when I just end up being agitated and flare up. How I hate the feeling of ruining someone else’s mood because I feel bad.
And so I decided to start my 29 gifts project. As I read the book, I will also progress with this project. I am excited and I am looking forward to the end of this project, hoping that I could send some good vibes to the people I will address.
My Project will run for the whole February of 2012.
Thanks to the community and to Cami, for the opportunity. I appreciate you so much.
DAY 1 – FEBRUARY 1, 2012
My first Gift will be sent tomorrow, to be picked up by a courier. I have been a fan of Owl City for almost 2 years and one of my biggest treasures in this fandom are the friends that I have met. I have become best friends with some Filipino Hootowls and often meet up with them, even outside the Owl City circle. However, I will never forget this particular friend who helped me build this community.
She’s an Indonesian Hootowl who owns Owl City Indonesia. I took a lot of inspiration from her and so I decided to make a community for Owl City Philippines.
This March 2, Owl City Ph will be celebrating it’s second anniversary and I am deeply overhwhelmed by the love and support this fan base has been getting, it has achieved a number of things and it continues to do so. It has supported Owl City in every way! I would not have continued the fan base if I have not found her and OCIndo. She has been a good friend and even though we speak two different languages, I know we connect. We even have different religions. But that doesn’t stop us from being friends. I promised her a long time ago that I will give her something from our fan base but never got the chance to do so since we were too busy.
But I am now.
Thank You for giving me this gift A, I am now giving yours. I really hope to meet you soon!!!