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Daily Gives You Can Do At Dinner

Daily Gives you can do at dinner, I am in! How easy is this to complete your daily gives at the dinner table! Love, love, love this idea. It turns a busy day into something more manageable and you get to complete your daily give to make the world a happier place! All of our giving ideas can be completed through out the day, that is true, but on the days when you are just too busy to even think of anything else, the dinner table is the perfect place to do your daily give.

This is also a wonderful way to get your kids into the habit of giving. If you are living on your own, you too can complete a daily give at your dinner table and feel happier after a busy day. Curious what we have for a dinner table give? Read on and see how easy this really is.

Gives You Can Do At Dinner With The Family

Food and giving is sure to make you and your family happy. These simple giving ideas can be started by the adults and carried on by the children. That is how habits begin. This family ritual will spread happiness right into the evening! If you had a tough day at work or school, or are feeling a bit off after your work or school day is done, this happiness ritual will get everyone feeling great, positive and happy.

  1. Say One Nice thing about your day – this is a gratitude give where each family member shares one positive thing that happened during their day. If one family member thinks nothing went right, by the time everyone shares one nice thing that happened they will be ready to share one positive action. Woo hoo!
  2. Offer to set the table – If this is not a chore dedicated to someone in the family, get one person to start the ritual and others will follow. If dad cooks, then mom, offer to set the table. If mom cooks, dad can offer to set the table. Once the kids see that they can offer to help out as a give, they will be part of the giving process at future dinners.
  3. Serve food to other family members first! Serving others first is a great give.
  4. Thank the cook for the meal. A heart felt thank you goes a long way. This is a 3 second give that is easy to remember at every meal.
  5. Ask someone at the table how their day was. Listen to their answer. Really listen.
  6. Eat a vegan dinner. This animal and planet give is a double whammy for your giving bank.
  7. Compost veggie scraps from each plate. This planet give can be done easily and will give nutrients back to our planet!

Gives You Can Do At Dinner

Having Dinner Alone? Do These Gives At Dinner

Not all of us have a full dinner with lots of people every evening. If you are having dinner solo, you can give and feel happy without anyone else at the table.

  1. Where did you buy your groceries that made your meal? Or did you order in? Where ever your dinner was purchased, post a positive comment on their social media. Pick a platform and say thanks!
  2. Send a note of gratitude to a friend, family member or colleague. Did someone do something nice for you today? Did someone support you? Send them a thanks while you have some time at the dinner table.
  3. Eat vegan! This planet and animal give rocks our world in so many ways!
  4. Cook an extra portion of food and either bring it to someone for lunch tomorrow or pack it up and give it away to someone living on the streets when you go to work the next day.
  5. Invite a neighbour or friend to join you for dinner. Cook them a meal or order in.
  6. Dreaming of dessert? Pick up enough for two or bake enough to share with others tomorrow at work or at play.
  7. Use an eco-friendly dishwasher liquid when you clean up. This planet give will make you and our environment happy!

Giving At Dinner Will Put A Big Smile On Your Face!

Looking for more giving ideas or are you curious why giving makes you happy. Sign up for your free 365give membership and check out both! We have so many giving ideas for you to use and share research that proves a small act of giving every day makes you a happier person! Could happiness be simpler?


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“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.”
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