Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Great Give Away Challenge

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!

6 comments:

Debi said...

What a brilliant idea!

Having now met you in the flesh, it's clear to me that you must have given away an enormous amount of 'stuff' in your time in order to be so beautiful ...

jem said...

I like the idea of leaving things in public for people to find. The Bookcrossing website encourages it with books, although some of the ones I have 'released' have never been acknowledged as found.

I've often dabbled with the thought of 'leaving' little bits of writing in public places. One of my blogs uses post-it notes for haiku and I like the thought of sticking them in public places for people to read, but I worry a little about whether this is littering.

Sarah Salway said...

Oh Debi, how really lovely of you xx

Jem, this made me laugh. If people think poetry is littering that's their problem. You could be the next Banksy - just look at your wall waiting to be written on!!!!

Clare said...

Sarah -- do you know about Freecycle? Here's the link to Tunbridge Wells Freecycle

Cami Walker said...

Thanks so much for supporting hte challenge. I hope some of your readers decide to join us in the fun!

Britt Bravo said...

You must be almost at Day 29. How did it go?