25 days of what? you might ask.
25 Days of Birthday -- and it starts today.
My inspiration for this came from Miss Gracie's owner (as soon as I track down that blog, I'll add a link--it's kind of funny that as usual, I can remember the pet's name) and from a co-worker. Miss Gracie's human had a whole month of birthday, and my co-worker had nine days...
Well, nine days wasn't enough and a month seemed a bit long, plus, I had this blank Advent calendar which is perfect.
(the calendar's not quite done, it needs a little more bling)
So the plan is to have a little treat for me each day: it might be something big, or it might be something as simple as walking to the park, or taking a long hot bath, or making time for a creative project I've wanted to get done. (Or finish decorating the calendar)
I've also decided that 10% of whatever amount I spend on myself will go to a charity. (Maybe this will help alleviate the guilt of having the privilege of being able to gift myself with 25 days of birthday instead of worrying where the next night of shelter is coming from or if I have enough food.)
I haven't picked a charity yet, but I suspect it'll be either World Vision, Episcopal Relief and Development or Blood: Water Mission.
I was given a little booklet a while back and its been sitting at my work desk. Yesterday, I really looked at it for the first time:25 Devotions of "Moments of Grace" for a "Woman of God". Perfect, eh?
Let the 25 Days commence!