The Kindness Flash #14


This month’s theme: HAPPINESS – Happiness can be defined in many different ways including momentary feelings of joy and pleasure, a higher meaning of life or as Shawn Achor describes it, “For me, happiness is the joy we feel striving for our potential.”

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Everyday Kindness: Sowing the Seeds of Happiness

Upon moving to Brighton her father missed the wild flowers he’d enjoyed so much in his homeland. He was sad that little children passed on the street every day and the trees were bare. He decided to take it upon himself to make a change and proceeded to plant daffodils under one tree, but sometimes, things don’t go quite as planned.

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Everyday Kindness: Super Hero, Super Kindness

Reality greeted Mykel when his roommate informed him he wanted him to leave. His friend Tomo was the first person he contacted and Tomo opened his doors to Mykel. Talk about kindness, Tomo didn’t want Mykel to pay rent!

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Kind Connection: Grace Murdock

She didn’t think that by choosing to make a difference in her community, she would someday become a ‘Kindness Influencer’ who people look up to. Discover more about Grace Murdock’s incredible journey through love and generosity and find out how you can help her fulfill her personal Kindness Wish.

Read the full interview on the blog >>

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“Researchers from the University of Otago, New Zealand, asked eight schools not to change their playgrounds, while another eight increased the element of ‘risk’ in their outdoor areas. Youngsters who spend their lunch break in areas with a bit of ‘rough and tumble’ are more likely to play with other children and less likely to complain of being bullied.”

Read On >>

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Examining how to be happy is benefitted from observing the patterns of others, and then taking only what you find useful. Inspiration is the goal, not rigid rules on being happy.

The 15 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

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“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.”
~ Jim Rohn

act-of-kindness-of-the-monthAct of Kindness

“Researchers found that setting ambitious goals tends to make people happier.” This month set 3 goals, a short term, medium term and long term. Share your goals with a friend and let them cheer you on! You might just inspire them to set some goals too.

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Why do you think this picture represents happiness? SHARE your thoughts!



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You can’t help but feel an overwhelming sense of happiness while listening to this song. “Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth. Clap along if you know what happiness is to you.” The key is recognizing that happiness can be found in everything. It’s a choice that we make every moment of every day. When happiness exists within ourselves, no one can take from us.



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Did you know that engaging in ACTS OF KINDNESS is proven to boost serotonin? Serotonin heals your wounds, calms you down and makes you HAPPY!



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“We believe we should work hard in order to be happy, but could we be thinking about things backwards? In this fast-moving and very funny talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that, actually, happiness inspires us to be more productive.”

book-of-the-monthBook of the Month

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin asked herself, “What do I want from life, anyway?” Her answer was a common one, “I want to be happy.” Yet in that moment she realized she spent no time thinking about her happiness. So without looking back she decided to dedicate one whole year to a happiness project. What resulted is “one of the most thoughtful and engaging works on happiness.” The book brings together the wisdom of the ages with current scientific research, as Rubin shows her readers what a year of cultivating happiness can look like.

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