She loves to walk the stacks of books. She loves to look things up on the computer and then find them on the shelves. She loves to just be in the middle of all those words. And, she loves to do it BY HERSELF. As in, “Mom, I’ve got this. You go look for a book, and I’ll look for mine.”
Therefore, the library is not my favorite place. I read for a living. I don’t have much time to read other than my Bible and whatever we’re doing in small group. So, the library is a source of torture for me. All those books that I could check out but would never have time to read.
Today, I gave my Princess the gift of my time (and gas) and took her to the library. She had reserved a book, and it had come in. (I’m not even sure I knew she had reserved one. Getting so independent for goodness sakes.) She picked up several other books while we were there, came home and curled up on the bed to read. I love watching her do that.
So today’s give wasn’t about making the world a better place. It was about giving my time to the person who needs it most. Proving that you don’t need to spend money every day during the 30 Day Giving Challenge.