Today is NATIONAL GIVE SOMETHING AWAY DAY, but first the numbers.

300,000 – the number of items in the average American home.
1 out of 10 – Americans rent offsite storage.
25% – the percentage of people with two-car garages who don’t have room to park cars inside them.

32% – the percentage of people with two-car garages who only have room for one vehicle.

238 – the number of toys an average 10-year-old owns.
12 – the number of toys an average 10-year-old plays with.

30 – the number of outfits the average American woman owns.
$1,700 – the amount of money an average American family spends on clothes annually.
65 pounds – the weight of the clothing the average American throws away in a year.

And now the challenge —- What about you, are you feeling generous?

Step 12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

Do you have something to share—to give away? Perhaps . . .

Your joy

Your serenity

A smile

A gentle touch

An ear to listen and really hear

A trust so deep you can freely let go and let God

Then let’s give it away!

Knowing your generous heart, there will always be more where that came from!

Remember: A stingy planter gets a stingy crop; a lavish planter gets a lavish crop. I want each of you to take plenty of time to think it over, and make up your own mind what you will give . . . God loves it when the giver delights in the giving (2 Corinthians 9:7 MSG).