February 12 – 18 is Random Acts of Kindness Week! Best. Week. Ever. Here are some ideas to get your kindness mojo in motion. Get the printable pdf here. Have kids? Here’s a 2-up pdf version for them, too!
Category Archives: More Joy Spreaders
Following the election, the US has been a volatile place; protests and riots pepper the country, people are reporting emotional distress. Looking at the news and social media paints a picture of America burdened with hate and fear. We’d like to change that. World Kindness Day (November 13) we launched a website with the goal of bringing some of the good […]
May is National Smile Month! We’re celebrating with this billboard on SE Grand and Morrison in Portland, Oregon. We have just one agenda here: giving people one more reason to smile. This message is hand-drawn by Ava, an original member of the Junior Joy Team and master joy-spreader. While this billboard marks the last in our series with Awesome Portland, […]
The Sidewalk Chalk Project is doing some amazingly beautiful joy spreading! Every day for over a year this woman has chalked a positive message in hopes of giving others a lift, a smile, some hope. I found this video on their Facebook page. I might just watch it every morning. Starting the day with all these positive messages could do wonders. […]
The following video clip of Shawn Achor, CEO of Good Think, Inc., on TED.com is a must see. Shawn talks about the Happiness Advantage and backs it up with scientific research. Here are a couple of my favorite quotes from this clip: What we’re finding is it’s not necessarily the reality that shapes us, but the lens through which your […]
We’ve added a new listing in our Joy, Kindness & Love directory for KINDNESS. Welcome Share the Love! And thank you for promoting love! Do you work to bring more joy, kindness or love into the world? Submit a listing here.
There’s a great article in The Nation by Susan Engel called “Putting Kids’ Happiness on Our Educational Radar“. Here’s a little excerpt: …research shows that if we were to emphasize happiness in school, we might ensure a happier adult population. While some people are temperamentally more optimistic than others, children can acquire new ways of thinking and spending their time […]
Happy – A Documentary Trailer from Wadi Rum Films on Vimeo. Today’s World Happy Day! And there’s a documentary out exploring the ultimate question: What makes us happy? The film takes us from the bayous of Louisiana to the deserts of Namibia, from the beaches of Brazil to the villages of Okinawa, HAPPY explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion. There […]
Geoffrey James, award-winning journalist and author of Inc.com’s Sales Source column, put out a list of “10 Questions That Create Success“. They’re fabulous. My favorites are: 1. Have I made certain that those I love feel loved? 2. Have I done something today that improved the world? 8. Have I helped someone less fortunate? 10. Have I felt grateful for […]