Giving can be therapeutic and freeing. July 15 is National Give Something Away Day, a day to brighten someone’s day and decrease some stress. Here are some ways to celebrate:
- Buy a meal or drink to give to someone
Pay for the person behind you in line at the coffee shop. Buy a to-go meal and hand it to the homeless person outside. Pack a small purse or backpack that you don’t want anymore — with things like socks, snacks, and toothbrushes and gift it to a homeless person. Compassion is a virtue that needs nurturing.
- Donate clothing to a thrift store
Check all the closets in your house… are there things there that you haven’t worn in years? Giving your useful clothing away gives someone with less means the opportunity to look sharp, maybe even at their job interview.
- Give flowers away
Flowers are a simple way to brighten someone’s day — with color, smell, and a breath of greenery to bring nature to their desk or table. Give flowers to your co-workers, your housemate, or your significant other.
Brighten someone’s day, lighten your load and decrease your stress July 15th, Give something away.