8 Ways You Can Give Back in 2020

I admit to focusing on myself and my needs vs. people outside of my family. It's natural to get caught up in your own life, but it's important to take a step back and show empathy for others. After I lost my dad, I experienced empathy at a deeper level. It's hard for me to watch the news because I feel others loss deep in my bones, but it has allowed me to help others in a new way.

I've loved partnering with Frost Bank over the years promoting their Opt for Optimism initiative because they are truly working towards inspiring positive change. Frost gave me $100 to brighten someone's day and I used that money to purchase toys which I then donated to my local police station. These toys are given to children who have been displaced from their home due to fire or natural disasters. I loved picking these toys out with Turner and teaching him how important it is giving back to others that might be hurting. We dropped them off at the station and Turner had the biggest smile on his face. 

I was also given five $10 gift cards to give to others to use to give back. We eat out quite a bit so I enjoyed handing them out to waiters at restaurants. I would leave a larger tip and then hand them a gift card to use to help someone else. Their faces lit up and it was a joy to watch! 

A random act of kindness starts a ripple effect of generosity and optimism. Whether you’re
buying coffee for the person behind you in line or spending your time to help someone in need,
moments of generosity can be a spark of happiness that lasts. Generosity can be personally
meaningful and can create deep connections. Learn more about Frost's Opt for Optimism here, and know a small act can have a major impact on someone's life! 

Here are a few ways you can give back!

- Purchase a meal for a family out to dinner.

- Bag groceries for the person behind you in line at the grocery store.

- Bring flowers to someone in a nursing home and spend time with them.

- Buy a coat for someone in need.

- Serve on a non-profit board where you can use your skills to help others. 

- Invest in a YMCA membership for someone.

- Write a handwritten card for someone who has impacted your life. 

If you are interested in spreading optimism and generosity in your communities click here to learn more about Frost's #OptforOptimism challenge!

This post is sponsored by Frost Bank, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting brands I love.

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