Most of us have a desire to give back. We want to help others & make difference. If you haven't heard about the Bakken Invitation Honorees you should click HERE to learn more about it. The 10 honorees exemplify what it means to give back with their "extra life." This program celebrates people, who with the help of medical technology, are giving back through volunteering.
Giving back doesn't have to be difficult. You don't have to start a non-profit, feed the entire world, or save all the puppies, but you can do something. Here are 5 Easy Ways to Start Giving Back...
1. Pay for someone's coffee
Or lunch! When you're pulling through Starbucks for your morning coffee, tell them you want to pay for the person behind you. It's a simple way to start a chain reaction that will leave many people feeling great all day, including yourself!
2. Adopt a pet
So many animals are euthanized every single day. If you have a desire to own a pet, why not look into your local animal shelter? That's where we got our sweet puppy Benson.
3. Write a Thank You Note
Did you have a teacher that really affected you? Or a friend who touched your life? Send them a hand-written thank you note to let them know.
4. Visit a nursing home
This Christmas season can be especially hard on the elderly men and women whose family often doesn't have time to visit. Call ahead and ask if you can visit, or better yet, ask if you can come caroling!
If you have old clothes that don't fit anymore, give them to Goodwill or a family in need if you know one. Save your shampoos and soaps from hotel stays and donate them to a local homeless shelter.
Imagine what you could do if you had $100 to give back? Well, Bakken Invitation Program is giving one of you a $100 VISA gift card to do just that! The winner can use the gift card however they would like but should use the money to do something good in their community.
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Thank you to Medtronic for sponsoring today's post & inspiring me to give back to my community.