Entry for Day 10 of The Happiness Project
3 things I’m grateful for:
- The awesome food I ate at two BBQs today.
- Spending time with two very good friends.
- That I’ve grown so much in the past two years.
A friend of mine met a life coach while he was teaching abroad last year. She helped him get through a rough time dealing with being homesick. She got him to participate in a 21-day program called The Happiness Project.
We were talking one day about getting back to regularly practicing gratitude and carrying out acts of kindness. So we decided to start The Happiness Project ourselves.
The program lasts 21 days because they say that’s how long it takes to build a habit. THP is structured in a way that helps you build a set of healthy habits.
Basically every day, for the next 21 days, I’ll be keeping track of the following:
I love that this project will help me make it a point to do something for someone else, every day. It sounds like a lot but sometimes the smallest acts of kindness can make someone’s day in the biggest way.
I’m looking forward to this project. And to sharing this journey with you. Happy Happiness Project!
This is how we fight bullying…
When Danny was being bullied at school, his friend Tommy wouldn’t stand for it. What happened next will warm your heart.
WestJet nailed corporate giving with this campaign. They set up a “virtual Santa” in the airport for passengers to visit before their flight. After taking lots of notes, they got to work on an extreme shopping spree to purchase and gift wrap everything on their passengers’ wish lists. When the customers arrived at baggage claim, they were surprised with a conveyor belt full of personalized gifts.
All random acts of kindness are lovely. But the personal touch on this one was above and beyond what makes us view a company as socially responsible.
When the video was posted, they pledged to surprise a family in need with a free flight if the video gets 200,000 views. As of 12/10/13, it’s at 3.6 million. Kudos, WestJet.
Oh, and check out the bloopers video, too!
Last Thanksgiving, these guys surprised a homeless man with a Thanksgiving meal. They treated him like he was a human being and they even served him his meal. So special, great job!