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10 Ways to Spread Happiness on #Do1Give Day

In 2018, 365give launched #Do1Give Day, a dedicated day to celebrate and amplify the spirit of giving. The inaugural #Do1Give Day took place on March 15th, 2018, and since then, it has become an annual event observed by individuals, schools, businesses, and organizations around the world. In 2023, 25,000 small acts of giving were recorded, with an impact on 75,000 people globally!

#Do1Give Day serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of generosity, compassion, and empathy in our lives. It encourages people to step outside of their daily routines and engage in acts of kindness, no matter how small. Whether it’s helping a neighbor, volunteering at a local charity, or simply offering a smile and kind words to a stranger, #Do1Give Day inspires people to make a positive difference in the world.

Here are ten heartwarming ways to spread happiness on #Do1Give Day and beyond.

10 Warm Ways To Spread Happiness On #Do1Give Day:

1. Smile and Greet

It costs nothing to smile and greet someone warmly. Take a moment to acknowledge those around you with a genuine smile and a simple “hello.” Your warmth could brighten someone’s day and create a ripple effect of positivity.

2. Random Acts of Giving

Surprise someone with a random act of giving and kindness. It could be paying for someone’s coffee, leaving an encouraging note for a colleague, or offering to help a stranger with their groceries. Small gestures can have a big impact on someone’s day.

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3. Spread Positivity on Social Media

Use your social media platforms to spread positivity and uplift others. Share inspiring stories, compliment someone’s work, or express gratitude publicly. Your words have the power to reach far and wide, spreading joy beyond your immediate circle.

4. Volunteer Your Time

Dedicate your time to a cause you’re passionate about. Whether it’s volunteering at a local shelter, participating in a beach clean-up, or tutoring children, your efforts will make a meaningful difference in your community.

5. Listen with Empathy

Sometimes, all someone needs is a listening ear. Practice active listening with empathy and without judgment. Show genuine interest in others’ stories and experiences. Your presence and understanding can provide immense comfort and support.

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6. Set Your Giving Goal

Take a moment to reflect on what giving means to you and set a personal giving goal for #Do1Give Day. It could be as simple as performing one act of kindness or as ambitious as organizing a community service project. Setting a goal will give you a sense of purpose and direction as you participate in the day’s festivities.

7. Express Gratitude

Take time to express gratitude to those who have made a difference in your life. Write a heartfelt thank-you note, make a gratitude call, or simply tell someone how much you appreciate them. Gratitude strengthens relationships and spreads positivity. Ther are many reasons why expressing gratitude is beneficial, and many ways for you to express your gratitude, and it only takes a few minutes.

8. Brighten Someone’s Day

Look for opportunities to brighten someone’s day with small gestures. Send flowers to a friend, bake treats for your neighbors, or write uplifting messages on sticky notes and leave them in public places. Your thoughtfulness will bring joy to others.

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9. Support Local Businesses

Support local businesses and artisans in your community. Choose to shop locally, dine at small restaurants, or attend local events. Your support not only boosts the local economy but also fosters a sense of community and connection.

10. Practice Self-Care and Kindness

Remember to be kind to yourself. Practice self-care and prioritize your well-being. Take time to indulge in activities that bring you joy, rest when needed, and be gentle with yourself during challenging times. By nurturing yourself, you’ll be better equipped to spread happiness to others.

Spread Happiness – Every Day

On #Do1Give Day and every day, let’s make kindness and happiness our guiding principles. Each of us has the power to make a difference in the world and spread happiness, no matter how small our actions may seem. The impact of #Do1Give Day extends far beyond a single day of giving. It serves as a catalyst for long-term change by fostering a culture of kindness and philanthropy. By encouraging people to integrate giving into their daily lives, #Do1Give Day cultivates a sense of responsibility and empathy that extends beyond individual actions to create a more compassionate and caring society.

As #Do1Give Day continues to grow in popularity, it has the potential to inspire millions of people worldwide to embrace the power of giving and make a positive impact in their communities and beyond. With each act of kindness, #Do1Give Day brings us one step closer to a world where empathy, compassion, and generosity are the driving forces behind positive social change.

If you’d like to learn more, check out #Do1Give Day on our websie or read these articles for further inspiration:

Celebrate #Do1Give Day with These 5 Easy Ways to Give Every Day

7 Easy Ways to Create Global Impact on #Do1Give Day



Aliya Hussein is a writer and mental health advocate. She's dabbled in journalism, marketing, film, and is now focused on helping others through the art of self-expression. Her work can be found at 604 Now, Thrive Global, and CBC. She's currently doing her Master's in Mental Health Counseling and in her free time enjoys a strong cup of tea, adventuring with her partner, and badly rated horror movies. Her three favorite ways to give back are to volunteer time to those in crisis, treat friends to pick-me-ups, and recycle.

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