One month after her wedding, Cami Walker was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Two years later, she was depressed, angry and addicted to prescription pain medication. Though at first reluctant, she decides to follow a recommendation from her friend, Mbali Creazzo, a healer from South Africa. The advice: give away something every day, for 29 days.
In shifting her focus from herself (and her difficulties) to others, Walker also becomes more open to receiving gifts. By Day 29, she is not only healthier and happier, but she has created a worldwide giving movement, 29 Gifts. In some ways, with it’s message of being positive, the book is reminiscent of The Secret by Rhonda Bryne. However, because it recounts her journey of dealing with a serious illness, it seems more personal, a factor that is enhanced by the inclusion of the stories of others who relate their own experience of giving for 29 days.
It’s realistic enough to make me want to try it. What kind of world might this be if we all did?