I stumbled upon this Ted Talk How to Be Happy Every Day: It Will Change the World by Jacqueline Way the other day and was completely inspired by it.
Jacqueline Way is the founder of www.356give.ca, a charitable organization dedicated to educating, empowering, and inspiring children to change the world “one give, one day at a time.”
Even though I don’t have children, I think the importance of teaching them about giving and helping others at a young age shapes them into caring, compassionate and giving adults, which the world needs far more of.
365give inspires people to create a better, happier world by developing a habit of giving — one person, one give, one day at a time… by offering simple daily steps and challenges to follow to help guide children (and adults) to thinking more about others than themselves, even if just for one moment every day.
It’s hard not to think that a giving mindset can become a positive habit that will carry on into their later lives, but can also create special learning and bonding moments between parents and children. Overall, it’s just a wonderful idea… and we can all benefit from being a little more open-minded and mindful of things we can do to help out those in need and give a little bit more of ourselves in any way we can.
AND it’s healthy for us too; when we give, we get a positive boost of all the feel-good hormones we are searching for on a daily basis. It may be like Joey argued on Friends, “…there’s NO unselfish good dead – selfless good deeds don’t exist”, that any act of giving is selfish because it makes us feel good too, but ya know what, I think it’s worth it 😉
The World Happiness Report states “Over 1 billion adults suffer from anxiety and depression.” How do we get to happy? Jacqueline Way, Founder of www.356give.ca shares a secret to happiness so simple a 3 – year old can do it. Jacqueline is a mother of three boys and social good activist dedicated to changing the world 1 give, 1 day at a time. You will learn through her powerful story how your body is hard-wired for giving. Researchers from all over the world have been studying the science and physiological of giving for decades. They’ve discovered giving makes you happy, makes you high, is our bodies natural “Fountain of Youth” and reduces stress. Her inspirational journey with her son and thousands of children will inspire you start a daily giving habit that will make you happy and change the world.
S I T E // www.356give.ca
I N S T A G R A M // @365give.ca
Happy Monday Lovecats! Give a Little Bit Today, Everyday
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