I write this to my future self (meaning I am putting this entry in at the end of July to be posted September 1). I am still reflecting on the “last third” of my life and how I want that journey to look. One BIG area I want in my life is the ability to GIVE OUT.
A few years ago there was a fun thing going around on Facebook about giving away random books. People would say “The first five people to respond I will send you a book of my choice. It could be used, right off my shelf, or sent as a new copy.”
I had a LOT of fun with that one… well, at least for me. It was a personal pleasure as no one wrote me back to THANK ME. (Like I’m keeping score?)
But, I love reading. I love watching people grow, so I am going to do this again. THIS TIME: I will only consider those commenting here on this post. It does NOT count if you reply on my social media.
I will send out a favorite book I’ve read recently to FIVE PEOPLE who comment ON THIS POST ON THIS BLOG (not on social media). I will then reply with ways you can privately send me contact info so I can send you a book.
Examples of books I may send out:
Atlas of the Heart by Brene Brown
Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I’ve Loved by Kate Bowler
The Way Up is Down by Marlena Graves
With: Reimagining the Way You Relate to God by Skye Jethani
How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith
So… FIRE AWAY. Let’s see if I can work on my generosity in this season of life.
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Great idea, and a terrific list of books!
Hi, Dan: Please pick me! I’d love to get one of these books. I am looking forward to reading more of your writing on “third age living”. We are close in age. I also have an ever increasing awareness of my flaws glaring at me, and definetely DO NOT look forward to getting older. Thank you for considering me
How could I not reply? You recommend the best books! I’ve loved all your recommendations so far. ❤️