I’ll admit it. I read The Bloggess. Usually when I read her I’m laughing to the point of tears. Then I just HAVE to read her latest post to Don who always asks “what drugs is she on?” Reading her last couple of posts my tears were not from laughing but of raw emotion as Jenny Lawson a.k.a. The Bloggess shows what giving is all about.
Last year Jenny had Victor (her husband) buy her a taxidermied boars head she loving named James Garfield. She made Christmas cards with James Garfield’s photo and people actually bought them to the staggering amount of $600 worth. This year she took that money and offered $30 gift cards to the first 20 people to comment who were in need this Christmas. She received more than 20 requests but for each request above 20 another blogger stepped up and offered to take care of that person. That has since snowballed and Jenny has matched up bloggers with over 500 people in need and the offers to help keep coming in.
If reading Jenny’s latest post won’t show you how generous people can be and how it only took one person’s generosity to make the difference to hundreds of people then I don’t know what it will take.