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12/27/11 8:44 A

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OK I'm about wiped... anyone have any ideas what to give today?

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12/26/11 9:34 A

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Now that you have your gifts...if you have any new duplicates of old items decide which you don't need and either return or donate the extra :) (keep what you need ;) )

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12/24/11 9:43 A

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It's Christmas Eve and I'm going to take some time today to pass out some spark goodies to my spark friends. and will continue tomorrow when my kids haven't claimed my computer. Hopefully you will be participating in giving gifts of beautiful memories with your friends and family!

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12/23/11 10:46 A

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Clean out the couch, collect those "lost coins" and give them to the salvation army, put them into a donation envelope for your church (every extra penny helps them), give them to a missionary, use it to buy a homeless person a meal as you run last minute errands before Christmas...After all you weren't planning to use that money anyways, it was collecting in the couch... This gift will be greatly appreciated by anyone who receives it.

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12/21/11 2:53 P

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Give some encouraging words on your friend feed today

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12/20/11 8:58 A

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Today Give the gift of holiday memories. Find an activity to do with your children and do it. Make sure to take plenty of pictures, then share about this day in the future :)

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12/19/11 3:01 P

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Today I want you to sit down look at yourself and think of 5 great things about yourself. Then give yourself compliments. Often we are our own worst critics. Today, you should be the voice that builds yourself up in place of tearing yourself down. Should you desire write these things down in a blog so on the days that you are feeling down about yourself you can come back and reflect on these great abilities that God has gifted to you. Today's gift is the ability to self praise :)



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12/17/11 8:21 P

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Give prayers.... (we should pray daily, but it never hurts to give an extra set of prayers ;) )

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12/16/11 8:52 P

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Today I donated and gave a gift to Toys for Tots :)

"If you feel you don't belong....then don't BE LONG"

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12/16/11 8:36 A

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Give.. take some time today and go through your things... find things to give away to goodwill (or another organization) in preparation of the influx of new items coming into your home. Have your children find items they feel they have outgrown and are still in good condition to donate to women abuse centers, if your finances/pantry allows for it, give to a food pantry... but today give from your home to another's home so that instead of continuing to acquire material things for the sake of having more, others can benefit from the good fortune has already been bestowed upon you.

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12/15/11 11:20 A

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Physically, I have to have all of my gifts purchased and wrapped. Spiritually, I have to have grown closer to the Lord in some way during the Advent season (taken extra time for prayer, worked on getting rid of a bad habit or vice, etc.)

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12/15/11 10:05 A

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Share with me... tell me the one thing you have to do be "prepared" for the holiday season.

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12/14/11 8:09 A

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Dec 14... Share kind words today, on blogs, with your children (I know you already do this!) with your spouse and neighbors... for sometimes a kind word is the best gift a person receives all day :)

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12/13/11 8:49 A

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emoticon That's ok Kim, these are merely my ideas to have free gifts for the month to keep/remind us that gifts are free things that we share. You don't have to complete them in the order in which I post them or any of the ones I post... you could easily opt to give different gifts

Tuesday Dec 13..... Some days just you just can't beat the love shared with a good hug. Give some hugs today, virtual and in real life. It's like wrapping the people you love in a present :)

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12/13/11 12:13 A

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Awww I didn't get to complete Monday's

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"If you feel you don't belong....then don't BE LONG"

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12/12/11 9:32 A

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Yenduchaka... it is a great one to visit, especially if you have grandparents that come and visit... the ability to share all the memories of the "best of" the holidays...

Ok Monday Dec. 12 .... time for the gift of music... gather everyone around heat up some cocoa... sing your favorite song/ carol. Print up the lyrics so that everyone can sing along (or in case like me, you sometime forget the real words....) Or maybe you can find a video/cd that you like and want your family to hear in place of your singing...

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12/10/11 10:18 P

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Ooooh, I love this one! This will be enjoyable...

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12/10/11 10:00 P

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sorry forgot to post this morning... do for Sunday give the gift of sharing...

Take some time today and share with your family your favorite childhood memory of the holiday season. As a bonus because I forgot to post this morning... share with your children your favorite holiday memory of being a parent. Then ask your children to share with you their favorite memory so far in their lives....(you may want to write this down because over time it will change ;) ) and it is a great thing to revisit

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12/9/11 10:51 A

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Awesome ideas, Mary!!!

Blessings,
Heidi

Proverbs 3: 5-8 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. "




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12/9/11 10:36 A

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late start for me today.... Give 3 spark goodies out... sorry (free) my giving ideas are starting to replicate...

Edited by: DRAWNTHISWAY at: 12/9/2011 (11:22)
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12/8/11 8:25 A

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Today give your spouse some undivided attention. If your kids are younger wait til they are in bed. then have a good conversation, offer him a back massage, spend some time cuddled up on a couch... just be there with him and let him be your focus without letting your mind flutter to all the other things you could be doing around your house...

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12/7/11 8:56 P

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This was an easy one for me. With three kids, it's not hard to find someone light-hearted enough for a good belly laugh. I did the old "Ahh! Step on the bug!" routine while tickling my 11 year old on the floor with my foot :-) Made me laugh too!

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12/7/11 8:53 P

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emoticon my mom LOL

"If you feel you don't belong....then don't BE LONG"

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12/7/11 9:05 A

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This one is going to be hard... nothing is better than the gift of laughter. Do your best today... make some one laugh ... one of those real laughs. Be in the room with them and have them laugh out loud and enjoy the merriment.


May your day be blessed with laughter!

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12/6/11 3:17 P

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Found a random sparkie and tried to encourage her. So I completed this challenge today


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12/6/11 10:36 A

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Noooo keep'em coming girly :)

I'll give the gift of encouragement to a Sparkie today!!

"If you feel you don't belong....then don't BE LONG"

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12/6/11 9:10 A

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Today's gift... give find a random individual on sparkpeople and give them the gift of encouragement

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12/5/11 11:08 A

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I'm taking part- keep 'em coming :-) Thank you so much for posting these ideas!

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12/5/11 9:15 A

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Today give yourself some you time... have a cup of tea, enjoy a bubble bath, do an activity that you have been putting off because you didn't want to your you ahead of the kids. You deserve to come first at times. Take some time today and put you first.

Have a great day!

(Is anyone taking part in this or should I stop?)

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12/4/11 10:48 A

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Today, give a spark goodie to a a sparkfriend who has made this journey something more bearable, and thank them for their continued support.

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12/3/11 8:06 A

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To each member of your household, today give a genuine compliment for something they do today. Don't blow this off and just look over at a kid and tell them "oh you're so cute"..... if you have an infant go ahead and say that to them, but for your older children, please give them a real compliment.

I, personally, love what you have done with your hair this morning ;)

Mary

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12/2/11 9:52 A

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I have posted my comments to 5 individuals and hope that they come back to the group to at least participate some....

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12/2/11 9:32 A

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I sent 5 invites out, and called my mother yesterday. Thanks for thinking up these challenges. It will be fun!

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12/2/11 7:31 A

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December 2.. give the gift of sharing... according tot he group home page there are 730 members of this group. There are only handful who are active within this group. Share this challenge with 5 someones you don't recognize with them in a comment on their page, after exploring their page and complimenting them on something else as well....

Thread URL: https://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_me
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12/1/11 3:47 P

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I called and spoke with my mom. It is not a regular event for me. I have more distant family I feel I should interact with, but find myself desiring prayer before calling those indiviuals up.

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12/1/11 7:35 A

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On the first day of December Call a family member and give the the gift of a long needed chat in which you relive memories and catch up on current news (ok so this may not be free for some... but you could call a friend that is like family)


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11/30/11 1:47 P

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oooohhh! I love this idea!

I'm going to give a SparkGoodie each day! Whoooooo will be first, I wonder................ emoticon emoticon

Blessings,
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Proverbs 3: 5-8 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. "




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11/30/11 8:26 A

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Over the month of December I would like to challenge us to give something every day. I will post ideas each day, but you don't have to give what I suggest. Everything I suggest will be a freebie, it will only involve, time, energy, or sparkpoints. Not everything will be done on the website. Once you participate on a day I would like for you to respond to this thread with a little tidbit about your daily gift.

I hope you will join me in this season of giving....

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