Welcome to the twenty-fourth post of the Great Writing Challenge of 2012. Five days a week for six months, I will be given a topic to write about. The stipulation: it must be 250 words (or more), and positive in tone. If you would like to suggest topics for me to write about, please email me at TheRebeccaProject [at] gmail [dot] com. There’s something to be said for giving. I have, at times, given people gifts, and hoped for something in return: usually acknowledgement of some sort. But as I’ve grown up, my giving has assumed a less selfish, more honest need to make someone feel appreciated.