At age 35, Cami Walker was burdened by a battle with multiple sclerosis, a chronic neurological condition that made it difficult for her to walk, work, or enjoy her life. Seeking a remedy for her depression after being hospitalized, she received an uncommon prescription from an African medicine woman: give to others for 29 days.
29 Gifts is the insightful story of the author's life change as she embraces and reflects on the naturally reciprocal process of giving and receiving. Many of Walker's gifts were simple - a phone call, spare change, a Kleenex. Yet the acts were transformative. By day 29, not only had Walker's health and happiness improved, but she had created a worldwide giving movement.
The book also includes personal essays from others whose lives changed for the better by giving, plus pages for the reader to record their own journey. More than a memoir, 29 Gifts offers inspiring lessons on how a simple daily practice of altruism can dramatically alter your outlook on the world.
©2009 Brightside Communications, Inc.; (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"Walker's a plucky writer, and it's hard not to be inspired by her story." (Boston Globe)
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Relatable, grounding, compassionate, real. Well worth the read. Highly recommended. It will change your outlook.
This is an awe inspiring book. I've joined the purpose and am super excited about it. A must read.
"Good book but way ... I mean way to long"
Didn't need to be this long . Fell asleep several times . Then wake up and couldn't remember the last thing I heard .... Just way too long
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