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Daily Gives Children Can Do For Their Parents

Giving starts at home right? If you want to start giving why not start giving to your parents. It will make you and your home a happier place. We are big supporters of Families doing daily gives together but why not take the initiative and do a few daily gives for your own parents! Parents are precious and without them none of us would exist. My dad taught me the art of giving so why not start a giving culture in your home with these easy gives.

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. Dalai Lama


Daily Gives You Can Do Right At Home

Get your giving calendar ready. Add a few of these daily gives to keep happiness in your home. Get Ready, Start, Go!

  1. Do an extra chore around the house.
  2. Make a picnic lunch or dinner using fresh veggies, cold cuts and fresh bread. No cooking required, just make a meal right from the fridge.
  3. Make a thank you card for your parents. Write five things your parents do that you are thankful for.
  4. Give your allowance to your parents.
  5. Give your mom or dad one hour of free time.
  6. Ask each parent to share one of their favorite childhood stories with you.
  7. Give your parents a hug – just because.
  8. Put gratitude notes in your parents bedroom, in their bathroom, in their work bag or purse, and in the kitchen.
  9. Plan a family activity your parents will enjoy and join them.
  10. Create a piece of artwork from recycled objects
  11. Ask how you can help today and do that task.
  12. Frame a photo of your family
  13. Use your allowance to buy your parents a drink, a coffee or snack. Treat them!
  14. Smile at your parents.

Now how easy is that. Add a few of these gives to your weekly or monthly giving calendar and see how the giving culture in your home shifts. The happiness from these gives will shake up your household and make both you and your parents happy. That is surely a win – win situation.

Happiness is not having what you want. It is appreciating what you have.

Start your 365give Challenge as a family or on your own. Instigate a personal giving culture and inspire others to adopt this lifestyle. It is world changing and will rock your world as well as those you give to. Give it a try. You just may like it.


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)