Archive for July 20, 2013

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Have you laughed today? You have to at least once a day to release happy hormones

A man stopped at a flower shop to order some flowers to be wired to his mother who lived two hundred miles away.

Think Good Story

Earth’s little reminders happen at the right times and can be a way to realign thinking.

As he got out of his car he noticed a young girl sitting on the curb sobbing.

He asked her what was wrong and she replied, “I wanted to buy a red rose for my mother. But I only have seventy-five cents, and a rose costs two dollars.”

The man smiled and said, “Come on in with me. I’ll buy you a rose.”

He bought the little girl her rose and ordered his own mother’s flowers.

As they were leaving he offered the girl a ride home. She said, “Yes, please! You can take me to my mother.”

She directed him to a cemetery, where she placed the rose on a freshly dug grave.

The man returned to the flower shop, canceled the wire order, picked up a bouquet and drove the two hundred miles to his mother’s house.

(Author Unknown)

The Power of Awesomeness

Do One Awesome Thing Each Day


A new book is out on social media for organizations working for social change: “Social Change Anytime EverywhereHow to Implement Online Multichannel Strategies to Spark Advocacy, Raise Money, and Engage your Community” by Allyson Kapin and Amy Sample Ward. 

In their introduction to the book at Standford Social Innovation Reveiw the authors write: “There are many ways to share your message with supporters, call a community to action, and ask for feedback or support that will ultimately help you spur social change. Organizational communications are increasingly personal and direct, thanks to social media platforms and the prevalence of public access points. Yet despite the increasing number of methods for reaching out to and communicating with your constituents, certain guiding principles remain the same. (..) These five principles are the “make it or break it” checkpoints, regardless of whether you are a community group or enterprise-level organization, creating…

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Thank you @Digitaltome for posting a great video. Great truth!

Go India, go future!

(Image taken from video cited below)
This morning I came across a fantastic video. I think there is so much truth in it and maybe it is a good starting point for today.

As the social entrepreneurs in How-To Start Your Social Change Career explain, community service is a selfish act of self-improvement. You live your future career as it actually will be. You build practical, durable skills. You increase your market value as a change agent. Most of all, you embed for life whose side you are on in the timeless struggle for social and economic justice.

(taken from article cited below)

Learning from Social entrepreneurs

What do you think? And what are your experiences?

Related article:
How-To Start Your Social Change Career

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Tips for Happiness!

Cherokee Billie Spiritual Advisor

Happiness is a state of mind
1. Be Content – Live Simply – Exercise – Keep Healthy
2. Don’t Worry – Be Hopeful
3. Dream Big – Cherish Small Things
4. Laugh Loud – Let go of Ego – Be Humble – Cherish Relationships
5. Cry – Listen to your heart – Experience Joy
6. Forgive – Free your heart from Hatred – Anger is the worst disease.
7. Expect Less – Give More
8. Learn from mistakes – But Don’t Rue
9. Be Kind – Seek Good in others – Be Trustworthy
10. Share – Keep abundance mentality
11. Express Gratitude – Be Graceful
12. Meditate – Contemplate – Seek within

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a social entrepreneurs diary

Check out the latest enews from School for Social Entrepreneurs and read about the enterprise I lead, SEED. There’s lots of news about inspiring social entrepreneurs around Australia and little bit about the mentoring I receive:

SSE matches its students with mentors in our Talent Pool to support them in the development of their ventures during our programs. This is what Steve Williams (from SEED in Brisbane) and Sandy Grant (mentor) had to say about their relationship:


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In our ever-present quest to make the world a happier place we bring you this week’s installment of things that make us happier. Enjoy!

Beautiful Hidden Beaches
Beautiful Hidden Beaches
If the temperatures here in Boston are any indication, this week has been hot! So hot, that we couldn’t help but daydream about escaping to one of these gorgeous hidden-gem beaches. If you’ve managed to get to a favorite beach, let us know! Post a moment in Happier and tell us about it. We promise not to be too jealous.

Infographic: The Ultimate History of Sneaker Design
Infographic: The Ultimate History of Sneaker Design
Who doesn’t love sneakers? We certainly do. And we love seeing how far they’ve come in terms of design and fashion. By that we mean, ‘Hey Reebok Pump! 1989 is calling.’

Ricotta Crostini Party
Ricotta Crostini Party
So have you noticed our food obsession yet? It’s no secret that ‘eating awesome food’ is one of our very favorite collections…

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