14 Days of Giving
My cousin, John, writes some very inspiring posts over at The Unattainable Life and this one in particular I wanted to share! This post was all about giving and how you can do so during this 14 day challenge called “14 Days of Giving”. Now, we are a little late on this bandwagon but we can catch up! Also, you can even just pick a few things off of the list that you are able to follow through on! I just wanted to share this list as a reference of things we can do for others during the holiday season!
Sunday 11/11 Make a list of 50 things that you are thankful for.
Monday 11/12 – Not too many people are big fans of Monday mornings. Brighten somebody’s day by buying them their coffee without them knowing. If you don’t get a chance to buy someone a coffee then purchase a $5 gift card and give it to someone walking into the coffee shop next.
Tuesday 11/13 – Nowadays we mostly communicate via text, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Rarely do we call or even write letters anymore. Take a few minutes out of your day today and write a letter or an email to a friend and tell them how thankful you are for their friendship.
Wednesday 11/14 Take one of your old books that you enjoyed and set it out somewhere for someone else to enjoy. Leave a Post-It note on the outside saying, “I really enjoyed this book and I hope you do too. YES YOU!”
Thursday 11/15 Today, let someone go ahead of you. Be it at a door, on the train, while driving, or even in line. Be kind and let them cut in line.
Friday 11/16 Tape a dollar to a vending machine with a note saying “Your next snack is on me.”
Saturday 11/17 – Go through your closets today and gather up any clothing you haven’t worn in a year. Take them to a donation place so that someone else in need can use them.
Sunday 11/18 – Go through your pantry and gather non perishable food to bring to your local food bank. Since it’s only a few days before Thanksgiving many will be looking for donations. If you’d like to take it a step further, Google your local food bank and find their list of food needed.
Monday 11/19 Go through yesterday Comics or find one on the internet that you enjoy. Cut it out and put it in an envelope with a note saying “I thought you could use a laugh today.” and leave it somewhere that someone could find.
Tuesday 11/20 Share a smile with someone today. Throw a smile out to someone unexpectedly. You’ll probably make their day and not even know it.
Wednesday 11/21 Buy a lottery ticket for a stranger or leave one for someone to find. Hopefully they win!
Thursday 11/22 Today is Thanksgiving. Give out as many hugs as possible today!
Friday 11/23 Buy a lunch or dinner for someone today
Saturday 11/24 Take that jar of coins you collected this year and seek out a Salvation Army Red Kettle. Tell them your are donating the whole jar. If you don’t have coins drop a few dollars this year. They will definitely appreciate it this year.
Remember, if you can’t do everything on this list, that’s okay! Even if you do a few of these things, you’ll be able to brighten someone’s day!