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5 Powerful Ways to Create a Meaningful Life Before the End of 2022

There are so many reasons why our lives can be meaningful. Every December, it’s common for us to think about the most valuable moments, milestones, and memories that happened during the past year. But, even though it’s December, it doesn’t mean that the year has ended just yet. There is still some time left before the end of 2022 to find some powerful ways to create a more meaningful life towards the end of 2022. One of the best ways to do so is by giving back to the people and environment around you.

Simple ways you can create a meaningful life

A meaningful life means something different to every person. But some things we can agree on is that giving back, showing kindness, and being generous are certain ways to feel the power of meaning in our lives. And there is always time to start giving – the first step is the most important and it can start right now with these 5 simple ways to create more meaning in your life.

Write Thank You Notes

This is the most simple way to bring cheer to someone’s life – telling them how much you appreciate them! Grab a card, or piece of paper, or say it in an email. Tell people how grateful you were for them this year, what they’ve taught you, how they’ve helped you, and the greatest memories you’ve shared. Wish them a great holiday season and happy new year.

These notes may sound simple, but they go a long way in making someone happy! And when you brighten up other people’s days, it also makes yours more meaningful.

Volunteer in your local community

There are so many opportunities during the holiday season to volunteer in your local community! Take a look at some postings from local non profits or send them a message asking how you can help. During this time, many people are in need and non profits are as busy as ever. Letting them know that you can lend a hand may make all the difference! And when you are showing positivity, you’re adding even more joy to your own life.

Give what others need

Whether it’s a meal, warm winter clothes, or toys – there is always someone who needs it! Find some local shelters or food banks to donate food items and clothing to. You can even reach out to local children’s and youth non profits and groups to see if you can donate toys. Cleaning your home, re-using items you already have and helping out someone else is a triple way to create kindness!

When you’re giving to those in need, you’ll also be filled with happiness and meaning!

 Create giving goals for the next year

If you feel like you could’ve done so much more during 2022, have no fear because with a new year comes new opportunities! End your year off by creating a list of giving goals for 2023. Whether it’s volunteering in your local non profit, donating food, or helping your neighbour water their plants – every small action helps!

When you create goals to give back, you’ll be filled with a sense of joy, fulfillment, and accomplishment. And remember – no good deed is too small!

Turn your hobby or passion into something more

Whatever it is that you’re passionate about or interested in – find a way to use that to give back to others. If you’re an artist, create meaningful art that represents the stories of others. If you like to cook, consider donating meals to shelters. If you’re an expert in finance, consider giving free financial advice to those in need. And if you own a business, think about a way that you can fundraise with the community for a local non profit.

There are so many ways to turn what you love into something more to help other people or your environment. When you’re turning your passion into a way of giving, you’ll be ending off the year with a meaningful note. You don’t have to get started right way – even the planning stage is taking a huge step forward!

Giving Back to Create Joy

There are so many ways to create meaning in your life before the end of the year. By finding ways to give back, it’s the greatest way to bring joy to others and yourself.

365giver, we have many ideas to get you started and many stories from others about what they have done and how they feel about helping others. It’s never too late to get started spreading joy and happiness around the world. See some small ways to give blog post to find ideas and look for inspiration to end 2022 on a high note for you and the world around you.



What people are saying about 365give

“I wanted to express my gratitude for the teaching you provided today. Your message was delivered eloquently, compassionately, and without judgment. The kids were engaged, and now have knowledge with which they can change the world. We all appreciated how you took the time to help us learn to build positive mindsets and practice happiness.”
Shelley Gardner, Grade 6 Ridgeview Elementary (West Vancouver)
“Actions really do speak louder than words, which is why I believe the 365give Challenge has resonated throughout my community. Every give we do is so important to us and leaves us happier and appreciating our lives a little bit more than before.”
Mahina Niyozova (Tajikistan)
“After watching the 365give TEDx Talk, I was inspired to join and begin a daily giving program in India. Today, along with 12 other volunteer women, we provide 100 meals to local underprivileged children in Bangalore for school every day.”
Deepika Ahuja, Mom (Bangalore, India)
“My life has greater meaning now.”
Renate Jorge, @BeKindBrazil and 365give Member, Family Program (Brazil)
“I just wanted to share that 365give really helped me. I am a better person now, thank you.”
MayLee, 365give Member, Individual Program
“This 365give Challenge has really injected excitement and extra enthusiasm in each work day as I think about what we can do. It has motivated me and the students.”
Cristina Peters, School Counselor (New York City, USA)
“I have seen a huge shift in energy throughout my classroom since doing the 365give Challenge. The Challenge has empowered my students to make a positive difference in the school’s community and beyond.”
Cella Adriana, Special Needs Educator /The Holliswood School (New York City, USA)
“The 365give Challenge helps students understand their impact on others. It opens avenues for introducing and discussing global and local issues in classrooms. It is powerful to watch students of all ages think about how they can make a change in another person’s life with one small act.”
Jessica Hall, Primary Teacher, French Immersion at École Pauline Johnson (West Vancouver, Canada)