Day #61: Give Flowers For a Garden

Day #61: Give Flowers For a Garden 1

Today was story hour at the public library. Stephanie stayed with the girls and I headed to the other side of the library to take advantage of the quiet environment and free WiFi.

When the storytime was over, the girls proudly showed me two pots of flowers (there had been a special guest from Lowe's there leading a hands-on project).

The girls and I left Stephanie at the library for her turn to work and we drove back to the campground. In the truck, we talked about what we should do with the live flowers. Our oldest was concerned that we water them so they would "stay beautiful."

I suggested we ask the campground owners if we could plant them in their flower garden. The girls thought that was a great idea.

We had a fresh loaf of cinnamon raisin bread just finishing in the bread machine when we returned. After devouring our snack, we talked with one of the campground owners about the flowers. She was thrilled with the idea and even brought out some gardening tools for the girls to use.

We planted the flowers right in front of the office door.

Our girls were happy to give their flowers away. It is so awesome seeing them excited to give.

Our family spent 2011 traveling the USA in an RV, striving to intentionally "give every day" for the glory of God. We interviewed CEOs of nonprofits and served alongside over 40 organizations and churches.

Our Pledge

We hereby pledge:

- To spend intimate, quantity time with our family.
- To actively help the poor, the sick, the lonely, and the helpless.
- To value, protect, and advocate for children.
- To de-emphasize the importance of “stuff” in our lives.
- To bring publicity to good causes and good people.
- To live with intentionality, as if this year was our very last.
- To observe the needs in our country/community – and then do something about them.
- To give – every day.

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