In our family – like many of yours – we have been very focused on serving others this holiday season. As parents we’ve been pondering quite a bit about how to serve, who to serve, and when to serve. A flood of ideas have come to us and it feels like just about every day this month we’ve been working on – or doing – something for someone.
My heart is full, and I’m reminded once again of how serving others is one of the greatest ways to feel joy.
Speaking of giving, we have a giveaway today – but this one has a little twist that is inspiring and heartfelt. When our Holiday Card Design winners were announced and we were contacting them to send their prize money, Kari received a surprising response from one of our winners - Jana Day.
I believe wholeheartedly in Becky’s mantra to cultivate a good life. While $100 would feel wonderful lining my pocket, especially as the holiday season approaches, I do not “need” that money. To have been chosen a winner is gift enough for me. Therefore, I would really love to “pay it forward” in a manner that you and Becky deem fit by passing along my monetary prize to a person/organization more in need than me! I’m hoping this is possible?!?!
Of course we wanted to make her wish possible. As we discussed a few different options for what we might do with that $100, Jana mentioned she would love to use it to pay for someone to have the opportunity to take my upcoming Project Real Life class. Perfect! And SO generous! So here we are with an opportunity for you to win a seat in my class that begins January 9, 2014. All because of Jana and her good heart.
Leave your first name + city + state/country for a chance to win. That’s it. We will randomly select and announce the lucky winner of Jana’s gift on Wednesday, December 18th. Name will be added to the bottom of this post.
More importantly, I hope you feel inspired by Jana’s act of paying it forward. If you feel inclined to share a quick note about one way that you or your family is serving someone else – or perhaps a way that you have been blessed by someone else’s service … I for one would love continued inspiration on doing good.
Congratulations to Emma in Launceston, TAS, Australia. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your seat in my upcoming Project Real Life class!