I've been inspired by Sasha Dichter to reboot Valentine's Day to Generosity Day!
In this post, Sasha writes,
"Valentine’s Day is going to be rebooted as Generosity Day: one day of sharing love with everyone, of being generous to everyone, to see how it feels and to practice saying “Yes.” Let’s make the day about love, action and human connection.
Give to people on the street. Tip outrageously. Help a stranger. Write a note telling someone how much you appreciate them. Smile. Donate (more) to a cause that means a lot to you. Take clothes to GoodWill. Share your toys (grownups and kids). Be patient with yourself and with others. Replace the toilet paper in the bathroom. All generous acts count!
As you act generously, and as you witness acts of generosity, please keep folks updated on Twitter using the #generosityday hashtag or post it on the Generosity Day Facebook page.
I love this idea so here's what I'm going to do: I'm going to turn Valentine's Day into Generosity Week with two blog giveaways - one today and one on Thursday. I'm also going send a check to my favorite nonprofit, I'm going to say "yes" when given the opportunity, and I'm going to focus on practicing compassion with myself and the people around me.
I hope you'll join me!
Just leave a comment telling us about a generous person whom you are grateful for today.
I'm grateful for my husband, Steve. Not only has he been my Valentine for 24 years, he's incredibly generous with his love, time, and wisdom. I'm so thankful!
Happy Generosity Week!
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