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Day 100: How to Feel like You have Won the Lottery

“In the present circumstances, no one can afford to assume that someone else will solve their problems.  Every individual has a responsibility to help guide our global family in the right direction.  Good wishes are not sufficient; we must become actively engaged.”

The Dalai Lama

100 days of giving.

If you had asked me the week before I started 365give what 100 days of giving would feel like I would have said stressful, difficult, a lot of work.

The good news is – I was wrong.

I wanted to share with you how it feels to GIVE for 100 days. A true gift. Pure joy in my heart and a knowing that the day I die, be it tomorrow or 50 years from now I am doing every thing in my power to GIVE and inspire others to GIVE. It is my passion, my calling, my nature – it is part of who I am and am am happy to be share my journey with you.

My blogger friend Tina Su, who is a brilliant inspirational writer / blogger, founded of a site called Think Simple Now. Her post this week was titled “Becoming a Millionaire.” The post was not about becoming a millionaire but if you had a million dollars would you truly be happy? If you had a million dollars what would you be doing?

Even if I won the lottery today and had 10 million dollars I would still be doing exactly what I’m doing today. Inspiring you to GIVE  a little more in your life. Inspiring you to teach your children to GIVE. Inspiring you to spread the word that we can GIVE every day.  I am inspired by people from all over the world that are sending me messages on how they are giving in their life.

I was trying to think of some grand GIVE I could do for day 100 but since I have 265 days to go, I thought I better keep this century count down to a dull roar.

Instead I thought the best way to share how I feel is to share with you a book I stumbled on today and bought it as my GIVE of the day. The book is called “The Power of Giving.

Day 100 / Give 100

For my 100th GIVE I bought a book. I came across it today while doing a Google search. There it was. One big GIVE all wrapped up for me and for you. The Power of Giving was exactly the message I wanted to convey to you today.  I have taken a small expert from the book to share with you. These are the authors “benefits of giving.”

new relationships
a feeling of security
good health
a sense of empowerment, pride, and accomplishment
peace and love

This is how I feel. Imagine, it’s like the “key” to happiness and I am sharing it with you today. Giving makes you feel really good. Giving a lot or giving a little. No matter where you are in your life just GIVE. It will make your life better and those you GIVE to better. Peace, love and happiness can’t be bought. Not even for a million dollars. These feelings come from your heart.

By purchasing this book I have supported a number of things:

1) Authors Azim Jamel and Harvey McKinnon donated their time, energy and resources to publish this book. By purchasing the book I am in turn supporting the authors, their passion for giving and inspiring so many to GIVE more in their lives.

2) All the authors proceeds will go to charitable organizations through Tides Canada.

3) Sharing information you need to GIVE more in your life.

Get the book. Be inspired, motivated, encouraged and excited to GIVE more in your life. Buy the book or borrow it from your local library. If you don’t know how to get started this book will help you.

So celebrate with me today. Make the 365give commitment for a week, a month or a year. Choose to GIVE more in your life and tell me about your journey. The more stories I can share, there will be more people who will be inspired by you.

Thank you for following my first 100 days. What I really need is you to keep me going through the next 265 days of giving and blogging. We can change the world together. one GIVE at a time, one day at a time.

Time Commitment: 10 minutes in the book store

Cost: $18.00

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)