It’s official, I’ve successfully given away 10$ every day for the entire last year! (insert cheers here) Yep, that’s 366 donations to 366 different causes. And right now, there are people out there all over the world using my 10$ to do work to make the world more amazing. I couldn’t be happier.
It’s great to have the sense of accomplishment you get when you complete a mission to do something everyday for a year. But the truth is, the greatest accomplishment I feel today isn’t the fact that I’m finished. Rather it is a feeling of overwhelming gratitude that I got to give, and that before me is a clean slate to choose how I will continue to live generously in the coming year.
This time a year ago, I felt discouraged with the world, so I started an experiment to see if I could really make a difference. A month into giving away 10$ a day, I realized that what was changing most was me. I started #give10 because I wanted to share this with everyone. Giving is life changing and I decided that I wanted to start a moment of generosity.
Highlights of the #give10 year
– Giving away $3,660 dollars – $10 dollars at a time (for causes on 6 continents)
– Building a community of people who care about d0-gooding (we’ve met so many amazing people on FB, Twitter, G+ and LifeKraze)
-Raising $5000 for the Sak Saum anti-trafficking micro-giving experiment
-Celebrating Welbodi clinic on our 10oth day with 100$, Laos Rehab Project on our 200th day with 200$, and Marbles 4 MS on our 300th day with 300$
-Supporting projects and communities in countries where I traveled to this year
– Meeting Molly, and knowing that there are at least four people in the universe who will continue to #give10, even when I take a break.
And, speaking of taking breaks, now that the #give10 year is finished, what will happen next?
Well, this might be the last day of #give10’s first year, but trust me, the giving is just getting started. We will soon be revealing what is going to happen in #give10 part 2, but first I’m going to do something out of the ordinary. Since I’ve been giving 10 for so long, this week I’ve decide that I’m going to take take ten days off. And then we’re coming back, and its going to be amazing!
In the meantime, watch this space because we’ll be changing things up a bit in the coming week…
Thanks for being part of the #give10 adventure!f