Go Give Graphic

When I was a little girl I would have given away just about everything I owned. I loved giving to people. I would spend all my birthday and Christmas money on others to the point where even my, very giving, grandmother would question me. She thought I might regret my goodwill with the reality of an empty piggy bank. I never did.

As a young 20 something, with very little money to spend, I remember having to be creative with giving. I would make baked goods so that I could afford to continue blessing others. It made me happy to bring smiles with the delivery of a homemade cake. However, over the years, I realized something changed inside me where giving was concerned.

Five years ago, when we had miracle twins, we went from one to three children.  It was an answer to a 15 year long prayer. However, time and energy were no longer free flowing. Everything changed, including my willingness to give. I felt I was giving everything I could at home and had nothing left for anyone else. And even though the twins are now age five and my oldest is grown, I’ve discovered I’m still tired and my joy of giving got up and went right along with my energy.

Starting at the beginning of 2014 I decided to change that when I began a campaign on my blog entitled, Go Give. The idea is to choose a small, inexpensive “pay it forward” type goal for each month and have people connect either on a Facebook page to share their Go Give stories or even link up on my blog once a month.

In January the prompt was Go Give Coffee. And through February and March, we gave acts of service. My original intent was to bring meals to unsuspecting families. I love to cook and thought it would be wonderful to show up and give families meals for no reason at all except to say, “I’m thinking of you today.” In the end, it didn’t work out that way for me. Through traveling, sick kids, and other surrounding circumstances, I just couldn’t. Instead, I donated to a few charitable organizations that I believe in wholeheartedly. I still plan to make meals for people; I just haven’t done it yet.

If you want to hear a beautiful story of service, click over to our Go Give Facebook community page and read Alane’s story. She shares a beautiful act of kindness, which is what Go Give is all about!

I’m really excited to announce the new Go Give prompt for the month of April. Last week, as I was praying about what the new prompt should be, I came across a post entitled, Sharing a Blessing Basket on the (in)courage site. Jennifer Schmidt wrote the post and I love it! With April being a month where Easter Baskets are in full swing, I thought it would be a great idea! To read what a blessing basket is and how to make one, just click over to Jennifer’s post.

It is never too late to begin a Go Give project! I hope you consider joining us this month as we bless others. If you are a blogger who takes part in Go Give, next month I will have a link up to share stories about giving away blessing baskets. If you are not a blogger, no problem! You can write your story either in the comment section on this blog or head over to our Facebook community page and share there.

And lastly, if you have taken part through February or March in Go Give acts of service, then you can link up, leave a comment, or go to our Facebook page today to share!

God bless you as you bless others. #GoGive!!!





 Loading InLinkz ...


Pin It on Pinterest

Share This