I may not be Oprah, but these are definitely some of my favorites.
I hope you're sitting down, because it's time to:
|(because it's better than cleaning)|
Here's what's going down:
What: I'll be hosting a series of rapid-fire, back-to-back giveaways right here on TMP in the month of December. Every weekday until I run out of sponsors (there are a lot, but just in case any companies* want to jump on this bandwagon last-minute to make this a month-long shindig, I won't name the exact number yet), you'll have a chance to enter to win. There will be all kinds of diabetes-related things you can win, and even a few things from non-diabetes-centric companies. You'll find stuff for kids and adults alike. There will be sponsors you're very familiar with, and some that you may not have heard of before. Some of the things I'm giving away, you actually can't buy anywhere. What are they? You'll just have to keep coming back each day to find out!
Who: As long as you or someone you care for has diabetes, you're eligible!
When: Give All The Things will officially launch this coming Monday, December 3rd. I'll publish a post announcing that day's "thing(s)" along with who is generously sponsoring the giveaway. I'll give you instructions on how to get yourself entered to win - it will always be by leaving a comment on that particular post, but the rules may change with different giveaways, so pay close attention! When I say rapid-fire, I'm not kidding: each giveaway will only be open for about 12 hours. I'll specify in each post when comments need to be submitted by, and the winners will be announced on the same post, as I'll update it with the winner(s) once the timeframe has elapsed. Still with me?
Why: Thanks to YOU, the diabetes online community has become a wonderful oasis of support, humor, and understanding. Not only are you taking care of your own diabetes, you're also looking out for others, and that's a lot of hard work. (And if you're thinking right now, "But I haven't really done a lot for others"... here's your nudge.) I'm hoping that this sort of paying it forward will inspire you to keep the goodness going with the people YOU come into contact with. I hope that as you see the kindness being channeled through Give All The Things, you'll extend some kindness to someone else. Let's start an avalanche of awesomeness! If you do something nice for someone else, be sure to tweet it using the hashtag #GiveAllTheThings (because not only am I giving away free stuff, you'll also be giving kindness, help, and compassion - get it?), or leave a note about it on the TMP Facebook wall. If you're in the coffee drive-thru, pay for the person's drink behind you. Pay a heartfelt compliment to someone. Leave a note on someone's car, telling them to have a wonderful day. Send a tweet to someone to tell them how absolutely fantastic they are, despite the high blood sugar reading they just shared. What you do is up to you, but make sure you do SOMETHING!
Happy weekend to you, and I'll see you back here on Monday morning!
*If your organization would like to sponsor a giveaway during Give All The Things, email me by clicking here.