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Giving at Home – These Gives Will Make Your Family Happier!

Giving at home is where giving should start! The reality each of us are facing is making home an even more important place than before. If anything the pandemic has us focusing on our home, how we feel at home, and how we choose to define what home is. Some of us are still staying at home, protecting our health, and keeping our communities safe. Some of us are keeping our communities running as essential workers, which is an incredible feat during these challenging times and all of us thank you.

As difficult as it is to remain focused on our school work as we virtually learn, or stay connected in our home offices, or go to work and ensure people have the essential services they need, we can make our homes happier by doing one small act of giving at home each and every day. How we feel at home, the culture we are building with our family and how we support our family members who are essential workers, makes a difference in our mental health, a positive difference. Now that is something we could all use! If you are living with friends, they are your family too, and need a bit of giving to keep your home happy.

Giving at Home Ideas To Keep Happiness Happening

We talk a lot about giving to others, people we don’t know, people we see at school, or people we see at work. Giving at home lets us build a positive ell being vibe with those we love the most. These giving at home ideas will start rocking your home life and making everyone happier. Your family members will also witness the greatness giving has. They will start giving along with you and stir up even more happiness, every day.


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Help Out With Chores Around the House

Many of use have assigned chores we do. Some of us are not asked to help around the house. No matter which situation reflects your home life, take on a new chore, or start doing a chore. Ask your mom or dad what you can do around the house. It could be take out the garbage, sweep the kitchen floor, feed the dog. What can really show a bit of kindness if your parents are busy, ask a sister or brother if you can do their assigned chore for them, or ask if there is something you can do to give them a bit more time in their day. Help them clean their room, Take our their personal garbage, help them fold their laundry, or even put it away. These gives will put a smile on a family members face and make you smile as well!

Share the Love at Home

Take a give you like to do with strangers and do it at home. Paint some small rocks with encouraging words and place them in the garden. Pull out that sidewalk chalk and write a message for your family on the sidewalk, or the drive way. Leave notes that say nice things in the bathroom, in the kitchen, on your fridge, or at the front door. You can even leave a nice note on each family members dinner plate, or post it right on the tv!

Gratitude Every Morning Starts the Day Off Right

Gratitude can come as words, notes or a smile. Make it a habit to share some gratitude at breakfast. Thank your mom for helping you with a task, thank who ever made breakfast for breakfast. Say you are grateful for something to anyone in your family. This positive message will start the day off right for everyone and resonate throughout the day!

Smile, Smile, Smile at Home

How many times have you caught yourself not smiling at home. How many times have you taken for granted that people will respond to you no matter how you interact with them. I find a smile goes a long way no matter where we are, but a smile at home is just a nice way to live. Smile at your mom, your partner, your dad, your sister, your brother, or your room mates. See what happens when you smile at them. This is an easy but powerful give!

I am sure you can find some small acts of giving that would seamlessly fit into your household. When you start looking for opportunities to give, you will start finding them every where you look. Start giving at home to increase happiness and nurture the well being of those you live you. It makes your home the happiness place for everyone!

Curious how giving changes us? Read the latest research on happiness so you understand how happiness and giving go hand in hand.




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)