Many people have an overabundance of items, and some have spare time that could be used to help others, but giving away possessions or time often isn’t made a priority in day-to-day life. National Give Something Away Day was first established in 2015 for the purpose of encouraging generosity, and it takes place each year on July 15th. Giving away items, your time, or donating to a meaningful cause are all effective ways to brighten your day and make a positive impact in the lives of others.
On Give Something Away Day, consider giving something away that would benefit a friend, a family member, a stranger, or your community. You could give away physical objects such as food, clothing, or household items to a person or organization that could use them. Alternatively, you could give something intangible, like a compliment, your spare time, or your expertise. Giving advice or a sincere compliment to someone costs nothing except a little of your time and attention, but it can be very meaningful to the recipient. If you’re able to make a larger time commitment, explore the volunteer opportunities in your area that could benefit from your knowledge and skills. Your assistance can make a big difference in your community!
Giving without the expectation of receiving anything in return is a core tenet of generosity. Help make the world a more generous place by making an effort to give something away that will enhance the life of someone in need.