Friday, August 15, 2008

Need Less, Give More

I believe a better, healthier world is possible. I think it may be the smallest things that end up making a difference, or at least catapulting the biggest changes.

Today is the day I've been looking forward to for several weeks. It's my birthday and it's the day I'm starting on a year-long experiment. I'm calling it Need Less, Give More. This little experiment is relatively simple, I won't buy anything (besides consumable items like food and soap) for one year--until my birthday next year. And during this year I will also give one thing away every day.

I don't know how this will really play out, but I hope I will learn and change and grow. I made my last purchase today--a camera. So, hopefully during this next year I will be able to document some of my experiences and share some of the things I learn along the way.

6 comments:

KC said...

I wish you the best of luck and admire you for even attempting this. I know with your determination though you will be successful.
AND I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

Natalie said...

wow! what an amazing idea. you are an inspiration!!!

Anonymous said...

I love this idea. I can't wait to read all about it! Happy Belated Birthday! Hard to believe it's been a year since we were living large in California. -- ALS

KL said...

What a wonderful idea! I too am very excited to see how it turns out. I'm tempted to do it myself. I have so much stuff and probably don't use half of it! Happy Birthday!

Teresa said...

It will be interesting to hear how this plays out for you. One or the other is a big undertaking. But both? Best wishes on this venture. You inspire me!

DeLaina said...

You're the coolest. I heart you!