All you need to know about…

giving happiness global impact

365give Holiday Message – How Giving Shaped Our Year

“Happiness comes one smile at a time strung together moment by moment to make a beautiful life.”

As I look back over 2021, I was reminded of this quote inspired by my 10-year-old son. It’s the beautiful reminder that happiness is a moment-by-moment experience, and we can create it for ourselves and others this holiday season.

Bringing happiness to another person, an animal or the planet is like bringing a little light into the world. One small act of giving can truly light up another’s day. When we give every day it’s like adding a string of happy little lights into the world.

We have so much to celebrate this year. Many of us finally had the ability to spend time with family and friends as lockdowns shifted and changed all over the world. Important conversation continues to be had around mental health and well-being. I think 2021 will be one that we remember as the year it finally became “ok” to talk about how we feel and the state of our minds and hearts.  The importance of taking care of our mental health as it ties so strongly to our physical health.

365give holiday message - 365give

What we know for sure and what science tells us about giving and how it effects not only the world around us but the positive effect it has on us:

  • Increases your physical health
  • Increases positive mental heath
  • Decreases stress
  • Increase key pillars of well-being including happiness, life meaning and social connections.

Mental health issues including depression, anxiety, and stress along with dropping happiness levels at a global scale is the next long-term health issue we will face in the world. Could small acts of giving every day be part of the solution to help us all? The research is underway and what we know for sure is giving makes us happier, healthier and that spreads to everyone we touch. Our families, our communities and beyond. That’s the ripple effect of giving.

No matter how you celebrate the holiday season over the next few weeks take some time and spread joy, spread happiness, spread compassion, giving, peace and love.

No one person can change the world alone but together we can change everything.

From the 365give family to you and yours. We send you wishes of a wonderful holiday season filled with love and happiness.

What people are saying about 365give

“I wanted to express my gratitude for the teaching you provided today. Your message was delivered eloquently, compassionately, and without judgment. The kids were engaged, and now have knowledge with which they can change the world. We all appreciated how you took the time to help us learn to build positive mindsets and practice happiness.”
Shelley Gardner, Grade 6 Ridgeview Elementary (West Vancouver)
“Actions really do speak louder than words, which is why I believe the 365give Challenge has resonated throughout my community. Every give we do is so important to us and leaves us happier and appreciating our lives a little bit more than before.”
Mahina Niyozova (Tajikistan)
“After watching the 365give TEDx Talk, I was inspired to join and begin a daily giving program in India. Today, along with 12 other volunteer women, we provide 100 meals to local underprivileged children in Bangalore for school every day.”
Deepika Ahuja, Mom (Bangalore, India)
“My life has greater meaning now.”
Renate Jorge, @BeKindBrazil and 365give Member, Family Program (Brazil)
“I just wanted to share that 365give really helped me. I am a better person now, thank you.”
MayLee, 365give Member, Individual Program
“This 365give Challenge has really injected excitement and extra enthusiasm in each work day as I think about what we can do. It has motivated me and the students.”
Cristina Peters, School Counselor (New York City, USA)
“I have seen a huge shift in energy throughout my classroom since doing the 365give Challenge. The Challenge has empowered my students to make a positive difference in the school’s community and beyond.”
Cella Adriana, Special Needs Educator /The Holliswood School (New York City, USA)
“The 365give Challenge helps students understand their impact on others. It opens avenues for introducing and discussing global and local issues in classrooms. It is powerful to watch students of all ages think about how they can make a change in another person’s life with one small act.”
Jessica Hall, Primary Teacher, French Immersion at École Pauline Johnson (West Vancouver, Canada)