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29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life
By Cami Walker
How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life
By Cami Walker
Read How You Want, (2009)
EasyRead Large Print, in 16 Point Font
(Originally Published in Standard Print by Da Capo Press)
Reviewed by Angela Evans - February 1, 2010
Can you help yourself by helping others? According to Cami Walker the answer is an emphatic, Yes!
At the age of 31, Walker had just gotten married on a beach in Mexico and she thought that her life was perfect. All that changed a mere month later when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). Within the space of two years her life had fallen about, she was lost in a sea of self-pity and addicted to drugs - a demon that she had fought and conquered once before. Her life took another sharp turn when her spiritual mentor, Mbali Creazzo, gives her a prescription to give away 29 gifts in 29 days. This prescription was to change her life for the better, and in this inspiring book, Walker chronicles not only her own problems and how this unique 'prescription' helped her in unexpected ways and more effectively than all the drugs prescribed to her by medical doctors. As well, she explains how you can use this prescription to help you mend the problems in your own life - no matter their source.
The 29 gifts that Creazzo recommends giving away do not have to be material things. They can be something as simple as a smile or a kind word, or something with a monetary value. The choice is yours. The idea is that as you give things away you start thinking more about other than yourself. You'll find that your gifts are reciprocated and that you are now open to receiving them, whereas in the past you might not even have noticed them. In this book, Walker chronicles each of the 29 days in her first round of gift giving, unabashedly giving the reader a glimpse into the most intimate aspects of her life. As you follow her through the 29-day program, you get to witness how she changed, and the positive influence that the program had on all aspects of her life. As well, Walker has included stories from other people who have followed Creazzo prescription, further illustrating the effectiveness of this program.
29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life is an eye-opening and inspiring book that will forever change how your look at yourself, life in general, and the power of doing a simple good deed or giving away a thoughtful gift every day. While giving away these gifts did not cure Walker of her MS, it did give her the power and self-confidence to deal with it and to regain a positive outlook on life. If you need a little inspiration in your life, read 29 Gifts, it is a life altering book!
29 Gifts is available from Read How You Want, an on-demand publisher that makes books available in a variety of formats including Braille, DAISY, and five different large print formats. This range of formats makes this, and other books, available not only to visually impaired individuals, but also anyone with a reading or physical disability that makes reading standard print books difficult.
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