What is Project 12?
When I read this book in December, it struck me pretty hard. Hard like a snow shovel upside the head. Like most Americans, I live in excess. It is pretty disgusting. This book is a true story about Jen Hatmaker fighting back. She takes 7 months and identifies 7 areas of excess. Her choices: Food, Clothes, Spending, Media, Possessions, Waste, and Stress. Her and her family spend the month eliminating, giving, saving, pausing. It is very inspirational.
Project 12 is an experiment I am taking on. I want to not only eliminate the excess I am swimming in, but I am also going to volunteer and give back. I am excited to show my children that giving away your time and talents for the sole benefit of others is the way to live. That is how Jesus lived. He did not have 12 pairs of tennis shoes. He did not heal others for a paycheck.
I am going to take each month and give, eliminate, or share. This is not going to be easy. It isn’t supposed to be. This is a learning experience and I am excited to share it with you!
Project 12: 2015 (check out this blog post for more details on these projects!)
January: Blessing Bags
February: Love Letters
March: No eating out
May: Try 12 new recipes
September: Raise money for Thompson by teaching donation yoga classes.
December: The GG’s
Here is a look at the projects I did in 2014:
February: Give away 12 items a week.
May: Give 12 Hugs a day.
August: Eat only 12 foods.
December: 12 acts of kindness