Giving (Up)

Monday, March 2, 2009

So the theme for NaBloPoMo if you chose to write on it (which I definitely won't all month) is Giving (Up). I like how they opened it up with the (up) part because it is unfortunate but true that very few people could honestly write about the things they "give" every day for a whole month. I want to say that I could but I know that after a few days I would just be nitpicking about things like doing the dishes "giving my family clean dishes" and feeding the dog "giving the dog dinner" and really these are giving but somehow it doesn't feel like what someone means when they ask you "what do you give?"

I have some friends that really do give, maybe even enough to write for a whole month about it, which of course they would not do because they are not those kinds of people. They are the people that just do it and do not talk about it. All together though they give blood, and donate time to the local sherrif's office, they help find missing children and donate gift boxes full of presents every year for Christmas, they give to needy people at their church and have even been surrogates for another couple who couldn't have children. These are only the things I know they have done, I am sure there is more.

I am not that selfless. I would like to be (maybe) but I am not and that is the way it is, at least for now. I think I am an average amount of selfish though I don't think someone would describe me as selfish but I could definitely do better. So this month I am not going to write on this topic every day but I plan to keep a look out for the things I do or can give (up) for the good of myself, my family, my community and the world.

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