- February 14, 2012
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generous (adjective) \ˈjen-rəs, ˈje-nə-\
a : characterized by a noble or forbearing spirit : magnanimous, kindly
b : liberal in giving : openhanded
For one month, Sasha Dichter practiced unbridled generosity; he said “Yes” to everyone who asked him for help. It was his Generosity Experiment.
That experiment has evolved into Generosity Day—a day of extending generosity to everyone and anyone around us.
What is Generosity Day?
What started as Dichter’s personal experiment in saying “yes” has turned into a global movement to inspire people to be more aware, more open, and more giving.
“[P]eople are hungering for something more in their lives –
more connection and more meaning.” – Sasha Dichter
Generosity Day is pretty simple: it’s a day to be kind and giving toward those around you—family, friends, colleagues and complete strangers.
How You Can Celebrate Generosity Day
- Be generous at work
- Tip extra on your meal or coffee out
- Hold the door open for someone
- Send a hand-written note to a friend
- Donate to a nonprofit or on a site like Jolkona
- Smile at a stranger
- See how other people are celebrating Generosity Day on Causes.com
We applaud Generosity Day because it’s inspiring a practice of giving; it’s not just a one-off day to think about being generous. Instead, it’s the seed for growing a generous attitude in our daily lives. We’ll leave you with the Generosity Day 2012 video. Happy Generosity Day!