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See how many you can complete

as an exercise in unselfishness.

 

Do as many of these with as much anonymity as possible.

Do as many of these as possible in whatever order you prefer.

Some of these are harder than others. Don’t wimp out.

Some of these cost money. That’s what makes them a challenge.

Some of these are uncomfortable and inconvenient.

That’s the purpose.

 


1.

Pay for the coffee/meal in line in front of or behind you.

 

2.

Write a note of encouragement to somebody who would least expect it.

 

3.

Tip your server 50% of the bill.

 

4.

Memorize Matthew 10:39

 

5.

Do a chore around the house that you don’t normally do.

 

6.

Personally deliver a donation of items to a local food bank.

 

7.

Ask the person at the register what snack from the candy rack is their favorite, include it with your purchase, and give it to them in appreciation for their help.

 

8.

Spend a morning, afternoon, or evening doing only what your spouse, child, or friend wants to do.

 

9.

Leave a gift of snacks and drinks at your front door for the delivery person who comes to your house.

 

10.

Purposefully have a conversation with someone to listen more and talk less.

 

11.

Make arrangements to do a difficult chore for an elderly friend or neighbor.

 

12.

Collect several clothing items in good repair to donate to a local relief center.

 

13.

Memorize Philippians 2:3-4

 

14.

Pick up litter in your neighborhood or a park near where you live.


15.

Leave a gift of snacks and drinks on the top of your garbage bin for the trash collector.

 

16.

Mow your neighbor’s front lawn for them.

 

17.

Take somebody from work to lunch for the sole purpose of getting better acquainted.

 

18.

Purchase a gift card at your local grocery or hardware store and give it to a random employee before you leave the store.

 

19.

Approach a law enforcement officer and thank them personally for the important work they do in your community. Buy their drink, meal, or snack if you have the opportunity.

 

20.

Memorize 1 John 3:18

21.

Go an entire day focused on not controlling or interrupting other people.

 

22.

Have breakfast tacos, doughnuts or pizza delivered to your local fire station or police station.

 

23.

Spend an entire day looking for ways to be kind, courteous, and helpful to every person you encounter.

 

24.

Pray for a friend and send them a text or email to let them know you were thinking of them.

 

25.

Fill a plastic grocery bag with several bottles of water and share them with a person asking for help at an intersection, traffic light, or street corner.

 

26.

Have a small gift, flowers, or food item anonymously delivered/shipped to a friend, neighbor, or co-worker.

 

27.

Reach out to an old friend, teacher, coach, or mentor and tell them what you appreciate about their input in your life.

 

28.

Make a donation of books to a local library, family shelter, or relief center.

 

29.

Look for a practical way to offer your help to somebody at work or where you shop.

 

30.

Look for that one person who rarely gets any recognition, affirmation, or generosity for the otherwise obscure contribution they make to your life, and do something really thoughtful to let them know you appreciate what they do.

 

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You can watch the GIVE YOUR LIVE AWAY series in our Message Library

 

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