Monthly Archives: January 2011

Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 36

Today’s giving: Picked up a garbage sack full of trash in the neighborhood before we departed for a little family tourist trip to Astoria, Oregon. One way to make a family trip into even more of a giving (and interesting) experience … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 35

Today’s giving: Mailed several thank you cards for friends and family who have gone the extra mile to help my father while my mother is in the hospital. Thoughtful Giving is like getting a shot. It hurts for a second. … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 34

Today’s giving: Took some time and gave a call to an old friend. Want to know where your time goes? Look at your habits. Look at your routines. Look in the nooks and crannies of your day. After your favorite t.v. … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 33

Today’s giving: Packing up a box of things for my mother as she starts rehabilitation after her surgery.  Giving our time gives back to us. How does this work? When we give our time, it strengthens the people around us, … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 32

Today’s giving: Remembered January 18th, the 20th anniversary of when my wife and I met. Brought home flowers, wine and chocolate. (Please ignore the 8 day difference) Twenty years ago my wife and I met. There is absolute nothing (and everything) … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 31

Today’s giving: Took the daughters to one of several middle school open houses.  Beaverton schools offers choice to middle and high school students. Having choice in education is important because it helps children practice making decisions. As they make decisions, … Continue reading

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After 30 Days, The Top 10 Things I’ve Learned About Giving Your Time

It’s been thirty days since I’ve started this blog as a personal challenge to give thoughtfully everyday. It’s been a very enlightening time, and my eyes have been opened wide to the joys of giving regularly, finding needs, and helping … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 30

Today’s giving: Over lunch, taught the next session of the 4th grade gears class. Tonight, taking the DI teams to an Instant Challenge night.  Giving feels really good. Giving double feels really, really good.

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 29

Today’s giving: Cleaned with the kids so Mom could come home to a pretty kitchen. The language of giving. This morning when I asked my daughter to do her chore, the dishes, I got the usual response. Sulking, pouting, the … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 28

Today’s giving: Made a cheesecake from scratch and will take it to friends’ house for dessert tonight.   First, thank you to our friends for inviting us over for dinner! Second, an observation about the habit of giving. This will … Continue reading

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