30 Days of Giving and Mindfulness


Despite our lengthy to-do lists and the distracting whirl of holiday events, taking the time to be generous is a key ingredient to happiness. Simply being more aware of the people around you can completely change your everyday experience. Experts in human psychology and science have long touted the connection between giving and happiness. In fact, a recent study by Nature Communications found that there is a biological link between generous behavior and how happy we feel. These acts did not even need to be grand—even the smallest acts contributed to happiness.

With this in mind, we want to help you take part in the joy of the season. Anytime over the next two months, we challenge you to give of yourself for the following 30 days. This challenge has three parts:

  1. Take action. Give someone else a gift, whether it be the gift of time and attention, or a tangible gift of any kind.
     
  2. Reflect. Spend time at the end of every day reflecting on any opportunities you had to turn outward and give of yourself. You can boost your experience by diffusing or applying motivating and inspiring essential oils.
     
  3. Record. Whether or not you keep a journal, write down your thoughts in a journal to help you solidify feelings and keep a record of joy.

Service and Gift Ideas

While we encourage you to come up with giving and serving ideas of your own that will be meaningful to you, here are some ideas to get you started:

  1. Add a doTERRA Healing Hands® donation to your monthly order, or donate to your favorite charity or cause. (Even a $1 donation can go a long way.)
  2. Donate food, toys, or books to a local shelter. Clean used toys and books with doTERRA On Guard® Cleaner Concentrate.
  3. Smile at everyone you see and greet people by name if you know them for a whole day.
  4. Give a secret gift.
  5. Make a phone call to talk to someone who comes to mind.
  6. Put coins in someone else's parking meter.
  7. Clean up any litter that you see.
  8. Send anonymous flowers. Keep them fresh with a few drops of Purify oil in the water.
  9. Leave a friendly note in a public library book.
  10. Make someone a meal. Check out the recipes section on our product blog for inspiration!
  11. Walk dogs at a local animal shelter.
  12. Shovel snow for your neighbors.
  13. Babysit for a neighbor for free.
  14. Send someone a thoughtful text.
  15. Donate blood or, if you can’t donate, volunteer to help with a blood drive.
  16. Leave a nice comment on someone’s post.
  17. Give an AromaTouch® Hand Technique massage at a local retirement home.
  18. Send someone a handwritten letter.
  19. Volunteer at a soup kitchen.
  20. Let someone go in front of you in line or in traffic.
  21. Write or send a care package to the troops.
  22. Express your gratitude to your local policeman or firefighters.
  23. Make someone laugh.
  24. Give gloves to your local homeless shelter.
  25. Purchase a doTERRA® SPA Rose Lotion or doTERRA Hope® Touch oil. 100 percent of these funds go to help doTERRA Healing Hands projects all over the world.
  26. Leave a thank you card in your mail box for your mail carrier.
  27. Pay for someone else’s meal at a restaurant.
  28. Take some time to serve a family member—do a chore they always do, or leave them an encouraging note.
  29. Help someone else shine. Acknowledge their success or talents, back their ideas.
  30. Do research online to find places to volunteer. Websites like https://www.volunteermatch.org/ make this easy.

We would love to hear about your experiences with this challenge! As you go through the month of December, leave us a comment here about what changes or impact you saw in your life or in the lives of those around you.
 

**doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation® Donation and Solicitation Disclosure

Florida: A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE [of Florida]. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. Registration #: CH48280.

Illinois: CONTRACTS AND REPORTS REGARDING THE CHARITY ARE ON FILE WITH THE ILLINOIS ATTORNEY GENERAL.

Maryland: A copy of the current financial statement of the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation is available by writing 389 S 1300 W, Pleasant Grove UT 84062, or by calling (801) 437-7918. Documents and information submitted under the Maryland Solicitations Act are also available, for the cost of postage and copies, from the Maryland Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis MD 21401, (410) 974-5534.

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North Carolina: Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State.

Virginia: A Financial Statement is available upon request from the Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, Virginia 23218 Phone 804-786-1343. Washington: doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation, a Utah Non-Profit Corporation, is registered with the State of Washington Secretary of State Corporations and Charities Division. For further information please contact the Secretary of State at 360-725-0378 or
www.sos.wa.gov/charities.

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