I'm joining the 29-day giving challenge for a number of reasons. This means giving away one thing every day for the next 29 days and recording the feeling, as part of a community of others doing the same thing. So here are some of the reasons I'm doing this...
a) I first saw it on the Unclutterer site, and I love the idea of the freedom involved in just giving "Stuff" away. I'd like to get into the habit of not holding on to things I don't care about any more.
b) I like the challenge aspect - my first thought is to give away books, but I've got 29 days to fill and even I don't have that many books I could bear to give away. More to the point, I want to do something fun with this too.
c) Because it's not all about being saintly, there's a real sense of humour here too - plus it is scientifically proven to make you better looking.
d) Sometimes it's good to be reminded I'm one of the lucky ones because I've got things I can give away and I can choose what and where they go.
e) I think it will make me happy.
f) It gives me the chance to make other people happy.
I'm going to put a note up here of what I have given away every day (although I might not post every day!) but if anyone's got any useful - legal, decent etc etc - suggestions, I'd love to hear them! And if you join in yourself, let me know and we can keep each other going!