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Make People Laugh as Your Daily Give – It’s a Double D.O.S.E. of Happy

It’s almost International Joke Day so why not make people laugh as your daily give. We love this day for one reason. It’s an easy way to bring laughter to another’s person’s life that just may need a big D.O.S.E of Happy.

Think back to one of those moments in your life when you laughed so hard it hurt or a tough day that turned around in just moments after hearing a really good joke, watching a funny YouTube video or favourite comedy show that had you splitting at the seams.

The positive effects of laughter have been studied for decades and now laughter clubs, laughter yoga – laughter therapy is popping up all over the world. Laughter and giving have one thing in common you may not know: it makes us happy, elevates our spirits, brings well being and better health to our lives and reduces stress. It a chemical reaction in our brains and bodies that’s worth having every day of the year.

We like to think of it as a Daily D.O.S.E of Happy. Here’s how giving and laughter go hand in hand to make every day a happy day.

A Daily D.O.S.E of Happy a Day – Keeps the Doctor (and Therapist) Away!

One action creates a reaction to bring a life filled with laughter and meaning. Here’s how it works:

  • Dopamine: Creates feelings of euphoria, bliss, while increasing motivation, and concentration
  • Oxytocin: Makes you feel love like a big hug.
  • Serotonin: Creates a feeling of happiness regulates mood swings
  • Endorphins: Nature’s way of making us feel “high” while blocking feelings of pain.

So what better way to do give but give the gift of laughter. Your daily double D.O.S.E. of Happy.

5 Ways to Make People Laugh For Your Daily Give

These are five our favorite laughter gives! Give them a try in your weekly giving list

1)  Tell a really good joke or story

2) Send a friend a really funny YouTube Video to start a friend’s day!

3) Take a friend to a comedy club

4) Mail a funny card for no reason other to make someone in your life laugh

5) Go have some fun and take a friend out bowling, mini put golf, karaoke, laughter yoga

Giving is as easy as 1,2,3 and you can start today. Sign up for your free 365give membership and join us with friends, family, co-workers or school mates. Together we can make a better happier world one give at a time.

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)