Welcome to Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW). If you are new to our challenges, please click HERE.
Last week our challenge was all about spending time with those we care about. Whether you enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family or spent quality time with loved ones ... I hope you enjoyed the challenge. Let's check in with our Honor Society:
EcoGrrl had a great suggestion for us. She said, "TELL the people you love why you are thankful for them....it will make their day." I tried that, EcoGrrl ... and you are right ... there were smiles all around!
CJR also had a good suggestion for spending time with loved ones ... she said, "One thing I always try to implement at family gatherings is to play outside." Thanks, CJR - that's a wonderful idea!
Argentum Vulgaris lives in Brazil and doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving ... so he opted for the second part of the challenge. In this POST, he talks about who he visited and how he made the trip "green". Here's a hint ... it involves papaya trees. Hope you had a wonderful time, AV!
Every day I wander the Internet reading what people have to say. One of the most touching and poignant posts, this week, comes from our friend Mrs. Green. In Reclaiming Our Creative Selves, she talks honestly about how our lives can get too busy and how that can affect the people we care about. She also shares how one simple act can mend hurt feelings and bring people closer together. Her post put a lump in my throat ... it's truly a "must read". Thanks, Mrs. Green!
Our "CTWW Gang" talked about our challenge on twitter using the hashtag #CTWW. If you are on twitter, be sure to follow them:
Thanks to everyone who participated. If you wrote an article, I've Stumbled, Tweeted and posted it on my Facebook Wall. If I have missed your effort, please let me know and I'll be sure to include you next week.
Okay ... now that we've re-centered ourselves, are you ready for a new challenge? I know that you are!!
This week's challenge comes from "Aunt Sugar" who proposes that we "Gift From The Closet" this year. Can you guess whose sweet Auntie she is? No, not mine. Here's a hint ... she's the aunt-in-law of one of our regular CTWW participants. Here's the challenge:
This week, rather than shop in stores for new holiday gifts, shop in your "closets". Open up boxes of stored items, check jewelry boxes and dresser drawers ... venture into the basement and up into the attic. Look for special items to give this year. This can be something fun and silly ... or something meaningful, like an heirloom.
If this is something you regularly do, we'd love to hear about some of the special gifts you've given.
Thanks to Aunt Sugar for this fun challenge ... it's repurposing with heart!
That's it for this week!
WE'RE CHANGING THE WORLD ... ONE CHALLENGE AT A TIME!