GSAED – Give Something Away Every Day – 30-day challenge

by Rod Smith

It is counter-intuitive, I know......

Let's do it - join me in this venture

I challenge you to Give Something Away Every Day for the next 30 days and record your act daily. After mid-December (30 days away) we’ll assess what’s next.

Keep a record as an act of self-discipline, not of pride or self-righteousness. Your daily log will alert you to further possible acts of generosity and kindness.

Examples? Give up your seat on a bus. Buy a street person lunch. Give a friend a possession you know he or she admires. Extravagance on your part is unnecessary, but let your acts reflect your means. The recipient must know about the gift but not necessarily that it comes from you. The recipient must know there are no strings attached.

Let me know you are “in” by joining the GSAED group on Facebook or drop me an email. Record your daily actions (if you so choose) on the same Facebook page. Your activity will be an inspiration to others. If you don’t want or have Facebook, send me an email about your daily giving.

Help me spread generosity around the world. We have the resources. Let’s get started and Give Something Away Every Day.

4 Comments to “GSAED – Give Something Away Every Day – 30-day challenge”

  1. Great, Rod. I finally found it on facebook – still finding my way around f/b. I love giving things away, so this’ll be great as a purposeful project for every day. I have so much: actually I think most of us have more than we actually need, though of course it’s great to have beautiful (in our eyes) things too, if we can. Creativity in giving is a good challenge too.. not necessarily just gifts we buy, but being thoughtful.

  2. Love your idea – try to live my life like that anyway, but now will be more conscious of GSAED. Yesterday, helped a neighbour redesign her garden – made me happy to give couple of hours of my time – but then guess what, a beautiful flower arrangement arrived for me from her, to say thanks. Reminded me of the fact that dosen’t matter how much we try to give away, we are always in God’s debt.

  3. I’ve heard of Buy Nothing Day. I think I like this idea just as well. As consumers we (I) are on auto-pilot so much of the time, and unconscious behaviors tend to veer towards selfishness, it helps to have a gimmick or a reminder to focus our intentions–be they generosity, or frugality or whatever.

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