Bob over at christianpf.com came up with the idea of putting together a project called “The 10 Day Give”. Basically, you sign up and agree to give back to a different person every day for 10 days. And it starts today!
It's a great way to take the focus off of yourself and your problems, and to make things a little bit better for someone else. Here's a quick video explaining the idea behind the program.
The 10 Day Give is a challenge that is designed to help us get our minds off of ourselves and start thinking about how we can help others.
The thing is, I think most people really want to make other people’s lives better, but with everything going on all around us all hours of the day, we just don’t get a chance. This is an opportunity to choose, on purpose, to give of ourselves. There really are hundreds of opportunities that we overlook each day. My goal is to just grab hold of one of them each day.
For some people that means giving money, for others time is far more precious than money, and for others it may mean their expertise in an area. But, no matter who you are, we all have something to give.
It could be taking someone out to lunch, it could be babysitting for an overworked mom, it can as simple as giving your precious time by taking your mom to the park to talk. There are no rules, no judges, and no right or wrong ways of completing the challenge.
But, I encourage you to sign up for the challenge and decide to give whatever you can – it’s only for 10 days. And who knows, maybe it will become a habit.
Starting on October 10th, 2008 we are going to give something to a different person, each day until October 19th, 2008. It doesn’t matter what the gift is, how much it costs, who it is given to, or how it is given. The point is to just to give – on purpose. We hope you decide to join us.
So will you join with us and make things better for those around you? Start today, and give back for the next 10 days!
What are some ideas you have for giving back? Share them in the comments and I'll update this post with ideas for sharing!
Need a place to start? Check out http://www.networkforgood.org
For my giving today I decided to make a donation to a local food shelf. What did you give today? Let us know!