Is It OK to PUBLICLY Share Your Random ACTS of GENEROSITY?



For some, My Two Cents topic today may be quite controversial, but we’re going to talk about it anyway.

When doing a good deed or a random act of kindness, is it acceptable to share on social media (or anywhere else) – be it with videos, pictures or posts? Some would argue that if someone shares their generous act that it automatically becomes a selfish one. But does it?

I say a resounding hell no! With all the negativity in the world right now – more than ever – what if we saw more posts about generosity and giving? In my opinion, the more random acts of generosity shown the better.

Compared to seeing posts of people tearing each other down (politically, personally etc.), messages that share someone doing something GENEROUS makes people hopeful. Maybe it even makes them feel guilty (in a good way) and causes a person to ask themselves, “When did I last do something nice for someone?” Of course there will always be those people who think you’re an a**hole for gaining attention for a “selfless” act, but who cares?!

“The real person who should be questioned is the person doing the judging, not the giving.”

Besides, even if there’s an ulterior motive – it’s still helping someone and doesn’t take the good out of the good deed. Don’t be afraid of what any naysayers will say about it!

“Share the damn deed with pride! Be unapologetic. Set an example. Be the light. Start a ripple effect of generosity that someone else was too afraid to do.”

So here comes the exciting part. I believe in this practice so much that I wanted to start a challenge around it. I want to walk the walk and get as many people unapologetically doing and sharing random acts of generosity.

So starting on June 12, I’m kicking off a 7 Day Generosity Challenge. That’s seven days of generosity and sharing it with the masses.

“Every single act – big or small – truly matters. And together we can make the biggest difference you’ve ever imagined.”

Get creative – it can be anything. Buying someone’s coffee. Donating clothes to someone in need. Ordering a pizza for a business who you think would enjoy it. Leave a few five dollar bills in random places where you know someone could use them. The options are limitless.

“No act is too small.”

If each of us does our part, we can set a new standard. We can create a new ripple of generosity. And I’ll be doing this right along with you! Be sure to follow me @chriswharder as I give away $2,000 worth of prizes to those who participate throughout the 7 days.

For official rules of the 7 Days of Generosity Challenge, visit

And while I’m not typically a person who likes to ask for things, I would LOVE for you to please share this episode with your friends. Sure, this is a contest, but I’m interested in making this a MOVEMENT.

Thank you so much for helping me make this a reality. I can’t wait to see the ripple effect at the end of the 7 days. Let’s go be generous!

You’re Going To Hear About:

  • The 7 Day Generosity Challenge
  • Sharing random acts of generosity
  • Shifting the Money Mindset
  • Creating a Ripple Effect
  • Starting a Movement

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