Thursday, June 28, 2012

Possibly the best birthday present idea.

The best birthday present?
Jesus said it is better to give than to receive.

When we were given our new car (for free) my friend said she felt more excited about giving it to me than receiving her brand new replacement car!

And so for my 50th birthday tea party I am re-gifting 50 items from my home, and requesting no gifts for myself. I'm not self sacrificing. I already have more than enough. I just want to give out of my abundance. I don't mind what they do with them. They can pass them on - give them away, only they must not bin them!

Certainly this fits The Simply Living Challenge ethos perfectly. I just can't wait. (Though I am not sure if anyone will want the retro electric bread slicer.)

Love,

Asta x

10 comments:

  1. That's a really excellent idea, Asta! xxx

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  2. A really lovely idea, enjoy!

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  3. I appreciate your encouragement Ailsa. - A x

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  4. happy birthday and I love your idea regarding gifts

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  5. Thank you so much Wimmera. I am really looking forward to the tea party. - A x

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  6. I just have to share that it was a huge success - and I was amazed that most people were matched so well to their gifts, considering it was done randomly. A couple of swaps happened - and that was lovely to see. A little girl said to me that my house must be empty now. The sad thing is - that those fifty items didn't even make a dent. We have so much stuff, don't we? A x

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  7. What an amazing idea! And ... happy 50th birthday! love Janet xxx

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  8. That is a fantastic idea! Love it!

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  9. Thanks Janet. I had an amazing birthday. And thanks to you too Jess.

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