Creative Giving

This week’s activity suggestion was inspired by something I learned about over 10 years ago called the Secret Society For Creative Philanthropy, an organization that to join you must have been gifted $100 by someone and then creatively given it away.

Since I don’t have $100 to give each Kind Living reader to get that kind of ball rolling, I’ll instead encourage you to do one of two things (or both if you are so inclined):

  • Idea #1 – Give money (any amount will do) to some friends with the instructions that they give it away creatively.
  • Idea #2 – If you don’t have cash to give away, give something else of yours to some friends that they can give away in a creative fashion.

In either case, give a deadline for the creative giving to be done and then get together with your friends to learn what they did. Write about your experience, perhaps considering what it means to see yourself as a conduit for kindness.

(Say, if you need added incentive to try out this activity, let me say that today is my birthday. If it helps, think of giving something to some friends as a birthday gift to me.)

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