Today is #GivingTuesday.
WHAT IS #GIVINGTUESDAY?
Say goodbye to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Now it’s time to shift our focus…to giving! #GivingTuesday is a “global day dedicated to giving back” and where people can “come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.” Sounds simple doesn’t it? The best concepts usually are.
Here’s how we can participate. Find a cause or something that you are passionate about and just go nuts! And no, we aren’t necessarily talking about just giving money. Remember the phrase “time talents and treasures”? Get involved-do something-lend a helping hand. It may sound corny but it WORKS. Get your family, your community, your company or your organization together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Don’t be bashful! This is how giving spreads like wildfire. We hear about generous givers and how it changes them and then we are inspired and want to be like them and it’s CONTAGIOUS.
My husband listens to The Dave Ramsey Show alot. Dave recently shared a book he had discovered entitled I Like Giving. So we ordered it. And starting following the I Like Giving website. The concept? The website “serves as a platform for unique storytelling and idea sharing. I Like Giving believes a generous world is a better world for all of us and wants your action, not your money. Go check out a story today and then go create one of your own.” Share stories, videos, and photos of giving. Sign up for the 3 day Giving Experience where you will receive emails with a challenge for each day. Order the “I like ____” cards to fill in and put with a generous tip or when you pay for the drink for the person behind you. Just go to the website and check it out!
So in perfect harmony with the theme of today–GIVING–here is my final 25 Days list as promised yesterday: this one is 25 Days of Christmas Spirit, filled with suggestions of Random Acts of Kindness that you could do this holiday season. But don’t think we are limited to just these 25 days! You just might be the glimpse of heaven people need to see today!