Monday, December 5, 2016

Mission 2: Share one of your gifts with another

Reflect On Yesterday's Mission!

Before moving on to your second mission, take a moment to reflect on yesterday’s mission. How did it feel to make a commitment to be generous for the next ten days? Do you think you’ll be able to make it the full 12 days of the Giving Games? How do you think this experience might change your life after the Giving Games are over?

I was away from the office without internet connection and got sick while away.  I am playing several days on 12/05/2016.  Focusing on being generous during the next 12 days makes me focus on being a better human.  It feels good.  I hope to accomplish it.

At school, I will help a student with a project dear to her and bring a tree with lights to connect her kindness and compassion to these missions.  Her Hope for the Holidays drive starts on December 5th and ends on the 8th.  The gift I will share is my passion for documenting what my students do to make my school a kinder place.  I will document who her volunteers are and her progress.  I hope the school will respond bringing a lot of donations for Infant Crisis Services.  Katherine has prepared very well for this drive.  I can hardly wait to see the "Giving Tree" and find out what decisions she has made while I was away.
Your second mission, Agent, is to share one of your gifts with another.
This is not a physical gift, like a present you might receive during a holiday. It is a unique gift that only you can give, and it is worth far, far more.

Think of one thing you’re passionate about or love to do. Draw a picture, write a paragraph, or even
 close your eyes and imagine one way you can use this passion to help someone in your life. Are you passionate about playing a sport? Maybe you can help coach a younger student. Do you love art? Create a beautiful work of art to brighten someone’s day. Write a note to cheer someone up. Your unique passions can make a big difference in the world when you share them with others!
Agents, remember... As you fulfill your mission, share your experiences on the Compassion Report Map! Your report inspires others, amplifying the power of your compassion!

On December 10th, Human Rights Day, the Giving Games will culminate in a global “Wopida,” which is an Octei Sakowin Thanksgiving Ceremony. This Wopida will be led by Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Chief Phil, and Faith Spotted Eagle, and brings together Indigenous communities, youth, interfaith leaders, and intergenerational allies to honor the blessings of life, light the spirit of giving, and support water protectors at Sacred Sites such as Standing Rock in North Dakota and around the world.

During the Giving Games, we will Pray With Standing Rock and “Build a Global Fire” that leads up to the Global Wopida. The next Prayer can be RSVPed at here. Build a Global Fire is a collective activity where Agents of Compassion and all allies...
  1. Light an honoring flame (such as a candle), then...
  2. Take a video (or photo) stating what you are grateful for, and sharing what your intentions are for the human family.
  3. Participants then share their creation on social media with the hashtag #GlobalFire on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and/or the Compassion Report Map!

When: 11/29 through 12/10
Where: Everywhere, All At Once!
Why: Solidarity to Protect Mother Earth!

Each day during the Giving Games, the Compassion Torch will be passed to a different Champion of Compassion. On Day 2 of the Giving Games, we are deeply thankful to pass the Compassion Torch from #GivingTuesday to the United Nations Department of Public Information (UNDPI), our partner who has provided continuous support for the Compassion Games from the beginning.