The 10 Day Give

by | Oct 2, 2010 | giving

Today began my 3rd year of The 10 Day Give.  It’s ten days of giving that helps me stay focused on giving to others.  My sister-in-law Stacie turned me onto it three years ago, and I have really enjoyed it!

Here are the details from The 10 Day Give founder…
What is The 10 Day Give?

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.
So, why not decide to take 10 days to give something to a different person, each day. 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.
If you would like to join The 10 Day Give, and join me in this fun way to focus on giving, sign up on their website  It’s so fun!
I will share details here on my blog about what I did each day during my 10 Day Give…not to toot my own horn or to boast, but it helps me stay accountable.  (It’s always good to have an accountability partner!)
So, for today…
I made my family breakfast pizza for breakfast…one of their favorite things.
I gave my time in sharing with an 8th grade class at school about Mission of Hope.
I gave encouragement to the people who crossed my paths today…I tried to do that with each one.
I gave an extra tip to my hair designer tonight. 🙂
That’s all I can recall right now.  It feels good to be intentional about giving!  🙂
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