This week I’m asking you to take the money you usually spend on yourself (buying coffee, eating out, new shirt, whatever) and spend or give it to someone. Ideally not a random act of kindness sort of thing but someone you’re in relationship with.
Random acts of kindness are fine, but I’m asking you to leverage this generosity for greater depth and love.
You know someone who’s struggling to cover bills? Help them out. Cover their cell bill this week.
Someone at work having a terrible day? Take them out for lunch, your treat.
You see how this requires relationship.
How awkward and strange to just tell someone you want to cover their phone bill when you don’t know them? You’d need to know them, talk often and understand their life. Know that bills are hard and with Christmas coming up things will be even tighter.
Maybe you say “Hey, I know things have been tough. I got this gift card so you can get your kids something cool for Christmas.”
Or just drop off a coffee on someone’s desk and say “looks like you needed one.”
Spend you actual real money on someone else this week.
And no it’s not a rule. You can buy yourself coffee too or eat out with your family. But if you spend $200.00 on yourself and family this week with dinners out and Starbucks, then pass along a $1.50 Tim Horton’s to a person at work, you’re missing the point.