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Get outside your comfort zone

Be entertained and inspired to start your own meaningful life project!


“Some books entertain you. Some books make you think. And some books make you DO. "Take my Money" makes you both think and do.”

Amazon reviewer

“Loved every chapter. So relatable to our normal lives & how we forget to thank people who do so much around us. ”

Amazon reviewer

About the book

Take My Money, Please

The universe has many selfless people—people who drop everything and go out of their way to help others in need. Aruna Gobalan isn't one of them. But that changed during the year. Amidst the global pandemic of 2020, she felt a call to give back.

Aruna decided to embark on a 21-day secret giving project to seek out and personally thank unsung heroes in the community. Not usually one to approach strangers on the street and hand them money, Aruna took herself out of her comfort zone and into many a comical situation. She found herself tracking down postal workers, teachers, and sanitation workers to press money into their hands—but more importantly, to make sure they knew how appreciated they were.

This book is a collection of twenty short essays, one for each day of giving. Woven with the author's personal cross-cultural experiences, memories, and observations -- some funny, some lighthearted, and all real and raw. Through these essays, Aruna hopes to entertain and inspire you to undertake similar projects of your own.

About the Author

Aruna Gobalan

Aruna Gobalan (pronounced Go-bah-lun) is the creator of the self-improvement blog Partably. She loves personal
growth projects and hopes to inspire others undertake self-improvement journeys. She is well-traveled and lives in California with her husband, daughter and mom. 

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