During the holiday season, thoughts of corporate Christmas parties, Secret Santa’s, gifts and giving are top of mind. But in true soulpepper fashion, we’d like to challenge accepted beliefs around the value of giving. By replacing the word “gift” with “generosity”.

We believe generosity is not based on one’s economic status, but instead, is an individual’s pure intention of looking out for society’s common good and giving from the heart. Reflecting a true passion to help others.

We also believe generosity precedes abundance and it’s something we strive to live here everyday. It works like this: Rather than waiting until we think we have enough money, time or resources to make a difference, we ask ourselves “what can we do today to bring generosity to the communities in which we live and serve?”

So we put a list together of something we all could do every day for a month in order to be more generous with others, the environment and yes, even ourselves. Maybe it will inspire you to do something new in the name of generosity. We guarantee if you approach it with a pure intention, and try to live it consistently everyday, the cumulative results will exceed anything you could imagine. And it doesn’t have to cost you a thing.

Soulpepper’s 30 Days of Generosity

Day 1: Congratulate someone

Day 2: Send nice snail mail

Day 3: Recycle

Day 4: Buy someone coffee

Day 5: Contribute time to a good cause

Day 6: Lend a hand

Day 7: Leave a complimentary post-it, anonymously

Day 8: Spend quality time

Day 9: Share inspiration

Day 10: Treat your team

Day 11: Try something new

Day 12: Use less disposable plastic

Day 13: Eat well

Day 14: Make something

Day 15: Give a gift

Day 16: Explore

Day 17: Support local stuff

Day 18: Reduce food waste

Day 19: Do that thing you put off

Day 20: Smile

Day 21: Challenge yourself

Day 22: Volunteer

Day 23: Cook with someone

Day 24: Walk 10,000 steps

Day 25: Brighten your workplace

Day 26: Reduce your carbon footprint

Day 27: Give a heartfelt hug

Day 28: Surprise someone

Day 29: Break a bad habit

Day 30: Meet someone new

Day 31: Share your gratitude

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Written by Rik Klingle-Watt

About the author

Rik Klingle-Watt is a soulpepper and writer of the award winning documentary Not Business as Usual, a film about disrupting the business quo.

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