On June 14th, I'll be celebrating yet another birthday. Now, before you get all crazy scrambling to run to the mall to buy me a bunch of gifts ... don't. I'm not asking for birthday presents. I'm asking for suggestions of gifts I can give.
I did this project five years ago, and I really enjoyed it... so I'm doing it again this year. I've decided that marking another year of life should include growing my Karmaic footprint. Okay, maybe that's not a real thing; but I think it should be. I want to give gifts this year as a way of celebrating the fact that I have survived another of my 53 years on good ol' planet Earth, with no major scars or setbacks. But I need your suggestions as to what gifts would be good to give. Here's how I'm thinking through it ...
I figure there are ten basic elements of everyone's life, right? They are, in no particular order:
So, what I need from you are suggestions of actions I can take that will positively affect those around me, the planet, and perhaps even me, too. Each gift suggestion should somehow fit into one or more of the ten elements listed above. They can be big or small, tangible or intangible. They can be newsworthy or anonymous. The gift list has no boundaries.
Here's just one example: I have a tremendous love of horses, and five years ago, I found a horse sanctuary run by a woman who rescues horses that no one else wants. Many have been abused and malnourished. I donated a little bit from my paycheck every two weeks, to help support her efforts to save these wonderful creatures. For me, this one small act of kindness not only helped the horses, but also increased my Karmaic footprint within the elements of Financial, Spiritual, Emotional, and Friends. That's four toes dug into the sands of life. Not bad for a an attempt at establishing a Karmaic footprint.
So, with list in hand, beginning on my birthday, June 14th, I'll choose something, or several somethings that you've suggested each day, and do them. You can suggest as many gifts as you like, as frequently as you like, throughout the next year. I'll update you here, on my Blog Thingy, so you can all join me on my year-long adventure; see what I'm doing, how others receive it, and the kind of impact my Karmaic footprint is having on my life and on those around me.
I've always enjoyed giving gifts, oh so much more than receiving them. Each item on the list that you will help me to create will be a gift to some person, animal, organization, or spiritual effort. With your help, I'm hoping to give one new gift every day for the next year. That's 365 gifts! Just imagine the Karmaic footprint that will generate!!
And, remember, by making your suggestions to my gift list, you are increasing your Karmaic footprint too!
Please list your suggestions in the comments section, below. We haven't got much time until June 14th! Please send your gift suggestions today and keep them coming... I've got a whole year... 365 days to think about - I truly need your help! Click HERE to see the entire list and keep up to date on the gifts I've given so far!
Diana Kathryn Plopa
I love being in love; writing; reading; mammals of nearly every kind, and especially micro-humans! Come enjoy my world with me - Secret Decoder Ring not required!!