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GOOD Citizenship Task 22: Share Something With Someone #30DaysofGOOD GOOD Citizenship Task 22: Share Something With Someone #30DaysofGOOD

GOOD Citizenship Task 22: Share Something With Someone #30DaysofGOOD

by Eric Liu harrison Freeman Jena Cane

February 25, 2012

Things are easier said than done, or so the old adage goes, and we couldn't agree more. That's why we do The GOOD 30-Day Challenge (#30DaysofGOOD), a monthly attempt to live better. Our challenge for February? GOOD citizenship. 

Share something with someone.

Research shows that sharing is good for you and that kindness breeds kindness. I have a friend who is fond of explaining that people think he's generous because he's wealthy, yet for him it's the other way around: he's wealthy because he's generous. But of course, money doesn't need to be a part of the giving equation at all.

Today, share something small or make plans for a grand scheme. Make your neighbor a pie, give someone a ride, share your afternoon chocolate bar with a coworker, give someone your time, take a friend to a play, or donate something delicious to the food bank's bin at your grocery store.

All over the country, people are starting sharing and exchange groups for tools, cars, gardens, books—you name it! Take the first step by making a list of things you have to share and a list of things you'd like to borrow. Then share it with your friends and see what happens.

We want to hear about your experience. Share your plan in the comments or on Twitter or Facebook.

Learn how to live like a citizen at The Guiding Lights Weekend conference on creative citizenship March 8-10 in Seattle.

Click here to vote for your favorite GOOD Citizenship project on GOOD Maker. The submission with the most votes will win $500!

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GOOD Citizenship Task 22: Share Something With Someone #30DaysofGOOD