The Gift of Giving


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After reading You are a Badass by Jen Sincero, I was inspired to read other publications Jen recommended in her book. Cami Walker’s 29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life was one of the books recommended by Sincero. In her book Walker tells the story of how a prescription of intentional giving and journaling has helped her battle the pain and hindrances caused by her multiple sclerosis. It is a powerful story and really propelled me toward a stronger giving purpose.

Taking the 29 Gifts Challenge was a positively impactful experience. For 29 days I intentionally gave gifts and journaled about my giving. The act of giving and reflecting on the impacts made through giving made my life more meaningful.

Excitedly I joined the 29 Gifts Community at and began to follow Cami Walker and the 29 Gifts page on Facebook Both of these connections inspired me as I saw that there were many others who had taken the 29 Gifts Challenge and were motivated by the book’s message.

29 gifts and me

The photo I posted when Cami accepted my Facebook friend request 🙂

One of the most exciting events in my giving journey came when Cami Walker accepted my friend request on Facebook. I was so excited to be considered her friend and moved to make life more meaningful through the practice of intentional giving.

Since becoming friends, I am proud to say that I have had the opportunity to speak to Cami many times and have taken a more active role on

Give RockIt is so exciting to be able to welcome others to the 29 Gifts Community and be a part of the events hosted by the site. For example this month on August 29th, the 29 Gifts Community will be hosting a Giving Rocks Day. On this day people are encouraged to decorate and give rocks to others to show love, gratitude, hope, friendship, or an invitation to join in the 29 Gifts Challenge. There are even 29 Gifts tags available to print and give with your rocks. I hope many of you will join in the fun!

If you are seeking greater intent or positivity in your life, I highly recommend reading Jen or Cami’s books. Take the 29 Gifts Challenge. Find out how giving can be a gift to yourself.

By: Melanie A. Peters

P.S. Jen Sincero really did make me feel like a badass.

P.P.S. Giving rocks! (Literally, give some rocks. It will feel great)


You are a Badass  by: Jen Sincero ISBN-10: 0762447699; ISBN-13: 978-0762447695

29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life  by: Cami Walker ISBN-10: 0738214302 ISBN-13: 978-0738214306





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