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365give Membership Stories – Increasing Happiness Together

Increasing happiness seems to be a hard task. But look no further and check our this 365give membership story that shows you how easy it is to increase your happiness one give at a time. We love family giving stories and creative families that adapt giving for their lifestyle! Shakti created the 52give Challenge where their family gives once a week, a schedule that works well for them! Their planned gives done once a week has changed their happiness, enabled them to continue a giving schedule that fits into their lifestyle and has taught the power of giving! This 365give Membership story warms are heart and proves that giving changes the world, one give, one day at a time.

365give Membership Story – Increasing Happiness One Give At A Time

Shakti’s mom wrote to us from Australia and shared their giving story.

I first learned about 365give in 2017 after watching Jacqueline’s TedX Talk on “How to Be Happy Everyday: It Will Change The World.” At the time, my son Shakti, was only 1 year old, but I was so uplifted by the project that I couldn’t wait until he was old enough to do it with him. As an educator and mother, I was inspired by this challenge because I saw it as an opportunity to give back to my community, while being able to model and teach giving to my son.

We began the 52Give Challenge in the New Year of 2020, by giving cookies to our local Fire Station to show our appreciation for all of their hard work. At that time, Australia was experiencing catastrophic wildfires and we felt the firefighters deserved to know the community thanked them for keeping us safe! Since then we’ve had so many memorable gives, like donating food to our local Food Bank, learning how to properly recycle in our home, and having Shakti spend time out in the garden with his Appa.

Shakti and I have learned how happy giving makes us over the course of this year, a new slogan has emerged in our house: “Do Kind, Say Kind, and Be Kind”. Another thing we’ve learned this year is that when it comes to giving, it is truly the thought that counts. Some of our best gives have been surprising our friends on their special days because Shakti really enjoys making cards for the occasion. You never know how much a small act of giving can mean to someone else.

Even though we’ve completed our own 52Give Challenge, our giving doesn’t end as the year does. Shakti has loved to see the impact his small acts of giving have on other people, the planet and the animals. The 365give Challenge has brought us so much gratitude and happiness and we can’t wait to do more gives and inspire others to do the same.

The True Benefits of Giving

Shakti and his mom have shown all the great benefits of giving. Increasing happiness, feeling happy and spreading that happiness to others! It is so easy to do, and how you feel after your give is all worth it. Once you start giving it is impossible to stop! Thank you for your story and thank you for inspiring others to give!

Check out The 365give Challenge and see how easy it is to give! Use our free resources and start giving!

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)