30 Day Challenge: Giving

30 Day Challenge: Giving


  • verb (used with object), gave, given, giving.
  1. .to present voluntarily and without expecting compensation; bestow:
  2. to place in someone’s care:


A big turning point in my Pursuit of Passion trip, and ultimately what started my shift in thinking that resulted in some amazing transformations, was my experience in Austin, Tx.  While Austin is an amazing city it wasn’t the live music, the beer, or the city that impacted me the most.  It was the time I spent with a special soul with one of the most GIVING hearts I have ever met. The Love, Energy, Positivity, and willingness to GIVE had such a tremendous impact on my trip and my life.


Previous Blog Posts from my time in Austin: 


On Thursday and Friday I had an opportunity to return the favor and GIVE back to Shane.  I originally thought I was the one GIVING, as I picked Shane up from the airport, provided him a place to stay for the night, picked his brother up from the airport the next day, and drove them up to North Phoenix to surprise their mom and dad.  Once again, Shane proved that he was the one that GAVE me something last night.  I had the pleasure of witnessing one of the most beautiful families that I have ever met.  You could just feel their love for one another and for those around them.  Once again Shane GAVE me something that was unexpected and worth more than anything money could buy.

It is amazing how by GIVING the Universe/God returns the favor.  If I would not have opened up my heart to GIVE, I would not have received the gifts that were to follow.

 “Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.” — Jim Rohn


Here is a very touching video of Shane and his brother Logan surprising their mother at Happy Hour.


Read more about the 30 day challenge: “What is my 30 day challenge.” 


30 Character Traits (in no particular order): 

  1. Fearlessness
  2. Compassion
  3. Courage
  4. Love
  5. Forgiveness
  6. Giving
  7. Unselfishness
  8. Kindness
  9. Trusting
  10. Appreciation
  11. Self- discipline
  12. Perseverance
  13. Ambitious
  14. Grateful
  15. Creative
  16. Intellectual
  17. Generous
  18. Cultured
  19. Optimistic
  20. Romantic
  21. Sociable
  22. Humble
  23. Adventurous
  24. Hopeful
  25. Confident
  26. Positive
  27. Loyal
  28. Honest / Transparent
  29. Open minded
  30. Dependable

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