Who are you grateful for? Your mother, father, children, spouse, extended family, friends, loved ones, co-workers, pets. Take a few minutes to write it down and then pick one person and tell them why you appreciate them.
Get rid of 5 things you no longer need/want and give them to a local charity.
Say hello to a stranger with a BIG smile. 🙂
Open the door for someone.
Do an anonymous act of kindness: fill a parking meter, pay for the person’s coffee behind you, etc.
Think of one gift or talent you have (creating logos/graphics/animations, cooking, creating workout routines, etc.) and share that strength with someone today.
Send a text to someone you appreciate. Let them know you are thinking of them. Better yet, tell them specifically what it is you appreciate about them.
Say yes to life! Say yes to something today you would normally say no to; e.g., someone asking for a donation, someone who offers their help (May I help you? YES!), etc.
Call someone you haven’t talked to in a while.
Take on a task that your spouse/significant other usually does.
What is one thing that has inspired you lately? Send an email to the person you either heard about it from or the person who created it—and thank them for their work.
Pay someone a compliment. (Be sincere!)
What around you are you grateful for? Physical surroundings (such as a house, car, city or state), external surroundings (such birds chirping, sun shining, rain falling) or emotional surroundings (such as the love you feel for or from someone). Go spend a few minutes there, distraction free, and soak it in!
Think of a “simple daily luxury” that you get the privilege of enjoying. What did not exist 10, 20, 50 years ago that is a regular part of your daily life now? Healthy, easily accessible food; the TV; the iPhone; being able to fly almost anywhere in the world; air conditioning, etc. Take a few minutes to write it down and appreciate it!
Send a handwritten thank-you note to someone you admire.
What do you feel lucky to have that some others may not? Food, water, warmth, family, friends, health. Take time today to savor this!
Give a small gift to a neighbor. Whether something you made or simply helping them out (dropping their newspaper at their door).
Say thank you 5 times today!
Think of someone you know who is going through a challenging time. Send them a note—or better yet, send them this video.
Meditate for 10 minutes.
Clean out your junk drawer or medicine cabinet.
Give someone a high five today. (Hint: it doesn’t have to be a child!)
Let someone go ahead of you in line—just because!
Get rid of any clothing items you have not worn in 1 year. Be sure to give them to someone who could use them!
Give someone a hug—count to 10 and squeeze tight while doing so!
Schedule some self-love—maybe a massage, a few minutes to yourself, etc.
Set a timer for 7 minutes and write down everything you can think of that you are grateful for. Use these 25 questions if you need a little help.
Focus on actively listening to someone today—tips for active listening can be found here.
Make something for someone—this can be something edible, a playlist, an art piece, anything! Just create and then share.
Give back to the giving challenge. Take a few minutes to share with us what you gained by giving, and let us know how we can make it better in the future!
We would love to know how you feel about the 30 Days of Giving!