I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver. — Maya Angelou
Long before Love Infinitely Project existed or I’d even come up with the symbol, I did this fun “experiment“. It was around this time exactly 3 years ago in 2009. Inspired by the Ellen Show’s 12 Days of Giveaways, I decided to do my own version only extend it to the full month of December. A full thirty-one days.
After that month I decided to try out a full 365 days and my original pre-love infinitely blog, Kindness is Contagious was born. Where I wrote about my experience in giving for a full year. It is no surprise that by that summer I’d dreamed up the Love Infinitely logo and by the end of the year had the idea for the Love Infinitely Project. Within months we launched and here we are today.
Talk about a life changing/transformative experience.
So, I want to do it again, only this time I am going to invite all of you to join me. Starting on December 1st, we here at Love Infinitely are going to start our brand new 31 Days of Giving Challenge. We plan on giving a gift/donation/time to a person(s)/organization daily for 31 days.
It doesn’t have to cost you anything or take up too much extra time. Trust me, the opportunities will come to you. Especially once you decide to take this on. In fact, some of you may realize that you are already giving so much on a daily basis. And some of you may decide that this needs to become a regular part of your every day life. It has become a part of ours.
What I love about doing this challenge at this time of the year is that there are so many opportunities to give. The holidays are the perfect time. It becomes so much fun and allows you to get creative with your giving. Give to those closest to you, co-workers, friends, neighbors, complete strangers, your favorite organizations… Anyone you are inspired to give to.
We’ll also help you along if you are at a loss for what to do. We will be sending out ideas, inspiration, theme days, our favorite causes and more to help you along. Of course, we will also be giving things away all month-long to YOU!
Those of us here will be sharing our adventures in giving and we encourage you to share with us what you are doing. Share with us via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, leave comments here or through email. We will re-tweet, re-post and re-blog all of you as we go along and give you re-caps of everyone’s week in giving.
It is going to be one fantastic month!
Tomorrow we will be posting a bunch of great ideas to get you prepared for the 1st.
Get ready and join us for the ‘31 Days of Giving‘.
~B & the Love Infinitely Team
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