But, in spite of what you think of me, I want you to understand that life is all about events, including opportunities to pay it forward. For the last few days, I have been thinking about this, pondering, looking for answers and ideas, and tonight, some things came to fruition.
In our everyday lives, whether at the gas station, the bank, or the grocery store, we all invariably cross paths with someone with a need. In light of some recent news in my life, I have an even greater desire to give a child -- nay children -- an opportunity that I can afford. (Thus the beauty of being single at this time in my life.) I am very blessed to have four parents (my biologicals and two steps) who all have college educations. As long as I can remember, my Mom and Dad instilled in me the desire to learn, grow, study, be better, be smarter, work harder -- to just be somebody. But in the reality I live in, the reality that spends nearly $550 a month on gasoline alone, I have some idea of what can't be afforded.
Man, I'm getting really long winded here, huh? Wrap it up.
So, tonight, I robbed Wal-Mart.
Oh wait... that came out wrong. I went into Wal-mart to buy a few things and basically came out with enough school supplies for four children. But this is where I need your help. Part of the principal of paying it forward is giving someone else the opportunity to bless somebody. So, the giveaway...
IS ALL YOU SEE ON THE TABLE...
in the hopes that you will find a child in your church, your grocery store, your neighborhood, the local gas station (you get the point), who NEEDS all this stuff to build the foundation for a good education.
But that's not all.
What you don't see on the table, are the backpacks/book bags to pull all this stuff into. When you win (and someone will win!), let me know who you're gonna bless, and I'll up the anty by sending you gender specific bags to tote all this stuff!
In order to enter, please leave a comment with your name and email. Please, please, please tell a friend too. I'll ship to anywhere in the continental U.S. Most of all... I just want to find some kid, some family who really needs this, and I can't do that without you.
(In case you are wondering, I did purchase a completely separate batch of supplies and a bookbag to deliver to a child tomorrow.) But I want to share the love with all of you!
The giveaway will end Tuesday, July 22nd @ 7:00pm Eastern time.
"For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more." Luke 12:48b
**I just realized that I did not have it so that anyone could comment. If you comment as anonymous... don't forget to put your name and email!!*