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The Power of Giving Love Every Day of the Year

It would be so easy for each of us to look at into the world today with little to no hope at times for a bright future. We can choose to see the doom and gloom, or we could choose to see a world of possibility.  Every day I make that choice for myself – for my family, my community, and the world. I choose to add love and light to the world every day. We all hold the power to give love every day of the year.

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The Power of Giving Love 365 Days of the Year

Is generosity, giving and compassion every day even possible? The answer is yes – when we start small. We make it a practice and intention in our lives, and we look for the opportunity to give. Where our attention goes our energy flows. If you look for the good, look for the opportunity to do good – it will show up for you. Think of your brain as a computer. We need to program our brains every day until it becomes an automatic practice. This is my own reminder or “mantra”  I start and end the day with everyday.

  • Today I choose to make the world brighter by giving back to person, animal, or our planet.
  • Today I choose to add purpose and meaning to my life and those I touch.
  • Today I am grateful knowing the world is a little better place because I was here.

Sounds a little “corny” but it’s become my daily practice for the sole purpose of creating a happier, healthier me and a happier healthier world for everyone. This is what I have learned about giving every day.

The Ripple Effect

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  • Giving increases my mental and physical health.
  • Generosity increases my well-being adding purpose and meaning to my life.
  • Compassion, kindness, and gratitude increase my person happiness with effects everyone around me.

All this reduces my stress and is truly a prescription for a good life. Even on the dark days we just need to keep shining our light. Every act of get light the path for everyone around us. Every act of generosity, every hand of giving, every step into compassion and understanding creates the ripples.

Over a decade ago I wrote these blog post when I started 365give with my son. I’m not sure anyone ever ready them but today 365give has become a global giving movement that has touched millions of lives. All I did was set an intention and I chose to give every day. That intention continues to ripple every day even while I’m sleeping. Here are a few posts I wrote all the years ago that are just as relevant today. Giving never goes out of style.

What I didn’t realize then, that I know now, is the true power of giving. It is the common thread that runs through us all.


Giving is love in action. It’s that simple. Even the smallest action releases oxytocin – our love hormone – and gets the love flowing through our bodies. But more than that it’s the intention with each action. We take the love from our hearts put it into our hands and give it away freely.

We all have a never-ending supply of love. It’s free to give and cost us nothing, yet changes everything.

From our hearts to yours – we wish you a holiday season filled with giving love every day. What we give freely flows right back to us. Give with all your heart this holiday season. The happiness, joy and peace will flow to you.

We invite you to give to 365give as your year end act of giving. Every dollar donated will be doubled by the generosity of the West Vancouver Foundation. Every dollar donated will help us do the hard work 365 days of the year. We teach, inspire and educate the hearts and minds of people to give every day.

With your support we will create a happier, healthier world.

Visit 365give to learn more.

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)