Advent / Spiritual Practice

Give a thumbs up (Day 22 of #24DaysofGiving)


 

Thumbs Up by Anthony KellyDo you know someone who is doing a great job? A friend, co-worker, teacher, or other community helper who has gone above and beyond? Maybe someone who has prevailed despite difficult circumstances? Or during this busy holiday season, someone in the service industry – a salesperson or restaurant server – who has gone the extra mile to help you?

Go ahead, give that person a thumbs up! You can give them a literal thumbs up and let them know how much you notice and appreciate them. Or you can write a note or online review, leave a great tip, deliver a small gift or some other expression indicating you’ve noticed their efforts.

And I want to take this moment to give YOU a thumbs up for all you do – and for participating in #24DaysofGiving during a very busy time of year. More than ever, we need to lift each other up and all that’s good and positive in this world.

Feel free to share your experience or your creative suggestions. If you’re on Twitter or Instagram, share using the #24daysofgiving hashtag. Let’s spread some love and good cheer!

Did you miss a day?

Day 1: Give yourself 5 minutes

Day 2: Give someone your attention

Day 3: Give time to a worthy cause

Day 4: Give someone a helping hand

Day 5: Give a cup of coffee or tea

Day 6: Give 3 words of love

Day 7: Give a handwritten note

Day 8: Give hugs

Day 9: Give blessings

Day 10: ForGIVEness for yourself and others

Day 11: Give yourself permission to say no

Day 12: Give yourself space to let the light in

Day 13: Give a nice greeting

Day 14: Give yourself a day off

Day 15: Give words of encouragement

Day 16: Give in to wonderment

Day 17: Give your light to others

Day 18: Give someone a meal

Day 19: Give a kind word

Day 20: Give yourself a treat

Day 21: Give a prayer

#24daysofgiving is an Advent experiment in being called to come into being through the practices of love and compassion, while reflecting on the coming of Christ into the world.

(Image credit: Anthony Kelly on Flickr)

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