This week found me scratching not one but two off of the #30for30. I took the
reigns bell from a sweet lady at the Dayton Farmers Market at approx 3:58 and proceeded to valiantly defend my post until 6 pm.
I learned several things:
- My sisters are petrified of my ideas. I don’t know why (conversation between Em and I- her texts are blue)
- It is impossible to keep perfect time with one of those el cheapo Salvation Army Bells but I tried. Em did a better job than I did
- Time goes rapidly when friends come and hang out- bless y’all who stopped by and Rachel especially for being the inspiration behind this project!
- It is more blessed to give than to receive. But the receiving part is fun 🙂 Another part of my project ( #19for30) was a random “Pay it Forward” So we gave out gift certificates to the soft pretzel shop inside the front door to random donors (seriously, you haven’t really lived until you’ve tried a pretzel from the Kaffee Klatsch) 30 pretzels because 30 is the perfect number right now.
and like Scripture tells us, if you “cast your bread upon the waters, it will return”. I had 3 offers for a free hot drink. Lucky me 🙂
and a free pair of antlers. Thanks. I guess. lol. Emily was so excited at the compliments I got from her gift- until I called to her attention that it was all ladies who I’m confident are part of the Red Hat Society… Next time Em, lets just stick with a gift of a coffee. That’s a little bit more down my aisle 🙂
Regardless- I had a blast.
I am so challenged to give this year. Give time. Give encouragement. Give a smile. Give charity. Give understanding. Give. Give. Give.
Give-because we are called to be the Hands and Feet of the Greatest Gift.
“Come on and ring those bells, Everybody say- ‘Jesus, we remember it’s your birthday’!”
And through giving may we indeed find a blessing.
P.S come see me next year, same season, same place and MAYBE you’ll be a lucky donor 😉