Create a calendar for planning to give on monthly themes.
Sharing and Gratitude are both part of the BE MEASURING framework of happiness habits, so simple actions of thankfulness are included. To make your own planned giving calendar, here’s some things to consider:
- Decide on the amount you wish to give.
- Choose causes that are important to you.
- Look them up at www.charitynavigator.org/. You can register to make it easy to give online and keep track of donations for tax purposes.
- Think of some simple gifts you can give to thank someone each month.
- Start a file for your giving plan, favorite recipes, thank you cards, etc.
Simple gift ideas: a candle, a book, a music CD, wrapped chocolates, flowers, variety pack of tea paired with shortbread or butter cookies, J Skinner cinnamon rolls, muffins, a gift card. See ideas for Appreciation Gifts at Pinterest. Send an e-card from gratefulness.org.