I have been overwhelmed by the number of emails that you have sent to me over the past couple of weeks. Most of them were sent to let me know my articles prompted you to give in some new ways. All of those emails have provided me a tremendous amount of encouragement. Thank you for taking the time to respond! Encouraging others to give in many ways is the reason I began Everyday Giving.
I am not the only one that can benefit from your encouragement. Everyone can benefit from encouragement. You can give encouragement in different ways. The article "Who Needs Encouragement?" at http://www.everydaygiving.com/ezine/30OCT05.html describes some things to look for in others around you that will prompt you to do something to encourage them.
I learned of another website today that promotes giving. It is called Together We Can Change the World Day. They ask that the first Saturday of each month be dedicated to improving your community. There are also some great giving ideas on their website. Check it out.
The Everyday Giving Bookstore was down for a few days this month while it was being upgraded. You will be happy to know that it is operational again with some new features. For example, you can now provide review comments for the books you read. We are also continuing to provide a monthly book special. Visit the bookstore when you are looking for some inspirational reading and listening material.