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Day 29: The Good Mood Gig

“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”
~ Helen Keller
I love it when people are really brave and do something that really scares them. It could be sky diving or calling someone for a first date. Fear is fear but the satisfaction of working through your fear to accomplish a goal is so rewarding.  I had to work through my fear when starting 365give. I just had to muster the courage to do that first post, link the first video, and link the first URL.

Tina Su – Happiness Queen!

Today I want to GIVE to a women that has given to me by posting on her blog weekly. I always get something out of each of her posts and they always seem to come exactly when I need some encouragement or a story to get me through a day.

Her site is called Think Simple Now Tina Su is the Founder and Chief Happiness Officer. This is Tina’s philosophy as quoted from her site. “She is a keen believer of “never work again“, by living a highly creative life following one’s heart, exploring one’s potential, generating value, and living one’s mission and life purpose.”
The first post I ever read was all about fear. It was perfect timing as I was trying to figure out how to get over my fear of blogging at the time. The other one that always stands out in my mind is an article about an adopted child meeting their birth parent for the first time. As an adopted parent this kind of insight is so vital for getting you through stages with your adopted kids and understanding how they feel about their birth parents.
Now it is my turn to GIVE something back to Tina for all that she has given me and her other loyal readers.

Give 29 / Day 29
Tina Su needs your help and mine. Tina is trying to get her dream job by getting paid to inspire people to be happy and write about it. A brand by the name of Sam-e Complete is running a competition called the Good Mood Gig. They are looking for a Good Mood Blogger to write about how to stay happy every day. I think Tina would be great for this job and best of all we would get to read her “happy” inspirations 5 days a week.  Part of the application process is to get votes – a lot of them.
Today I voted for Tina and I am asking you to take 20 seconds out of your day to look at Tina’s profile and vote for her. No sign up required, no information to give out. Just hit the vote button.
Good luck Tina. From one working Mom to another: thank you for working through your own fear to inspire others to do the same. I look forward to reading your daily happiness blog when you get the job!

Time Commitment: 30 seconds
Cost: 0

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)