Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Past 30- day 36

Ok, so I have been negligent in my posting duties and I am on day 36 of new meals and abundance. And I have made a myriad of different menu items, though my list never dwindles as I seem to continue to add new dishes I want to try to my 'to-make' list. Ah, well such is the life of abundance right? I will never run out of new creations to try out and that is quite alright.

With Thanksgiving over I find myself still feeling grateful for so much. I enjoyed my time with family in KC, Kansas. The weather was beautiful, the food impeccable (and plenty), the nephews a crazy blend of fun and outrageousness, and the adult interaction meaningful and engaging.

I am again in awe of Sarah, my sis-in- law, and how she handles three boys so amazingly and effortlessly. Though she might not agree with me that is definitely my impression after 3 days with those rambunctious rascals.

Jody and Bruce were the perfect hosts, stuffing us with yummy food and not one of us had to raise a finger to do dishes, clean up, or cook. KC is beautiful and the weather was warm and sunny and you really can't ask for more than that.

In the spirit of the season I have contemplated how I can take on a 30 day experience that really em body's the season's meaning. With this in mind, I feel like this month needs to be a month of giving.

So, for my next 30 I will practice the art of giving and each day ask myself "how can I give today"? In conjunction with this I will be "giving up" many of the things in my home that feel stifling or cumbersome. Also, I am going to look for things I can give up in my life in exchange for things I can give out to people in need or to my earth.

A few things I am sure I can give up this month:

Buying into the consumerism of the holiday and purchasing more needless items that will end up in a land fill.

Giving up any plastic, or cardboard cups when I buy coffee or tea

Giving up some money that would be spent on those needless items and giving it to a charity.

Giving up complaining about waiting in the long lines that seem to accumualte this time of year

Giving up whining about traffic

I am sure these are only a few of what come to mind at the moment, stay tuned for more ways I give or things I give up over the next 30 days.

I anticipate a giving month filled with love!

1 comment:

Sarah said...

oh my goodness...lets hug :) We had a wonderful time with you and Matt-as always the boys are still talking about what fun they had. I am going to follow your lead. It is way better to give(or give up). xoxo