The Confession Hour Episode 3 - The Giving Way To Happiness Blitz



How I Give 
Join me as I share how my family and I give back year round, especially during the holidays.


To celebrate the release of The Giving Way To Happiness by Jenny Santi, I along with a few other bloggers, have decided to promote this title by sharing how we give year round or during the holidays with our readers. Yesterday was Thanksgiving, and with Christmas right around the corner, what better time to showcase how we give thanks, as well as lend a hand to those in need.

The Children's Aid Society has been an organization my family and I have been working with since I was a small child. Every year for the holidays we're assigned a family and given a list of 1.) Who the family is and where they're located 2.) How many members make up the family/ages & genders and finally 3.) What they need/wish to have. I absolutely love " adopting " the families, especially since it gives us the opportunity to fully provide for the less fortunate. Unfortunately, we're living in a different county now and the organization works completely different from what we're used to, so we no longer have a particular family we're assigned to. Instead, we go shopping for clothes, shoes, toys, books, food, etc and make multiple baskets to deliver to a local church where TCAS operates. While I still enjoy this method of giving back, I do miss being able to personally deliver gifts to families on Thanksgiving and Christmas day to see the joy that lights up their faces. However, knowing that I'm giving back to my community is all that really matters.

So what about you?

Do you volunteer throughout the year or during the holidays? Do you have a charity you donate to? This Tuesday use the hashtag #givingtuesday, to tell the world how you're giving back! & if you want more information on Giving Tuesday, head over to the website! (GT is linked just in case you didn't notice or something lol)

About The Book

We often focus on how our gifts can help those in need. But the act of giving actually improves our own lives as well. In The Giving Way to Happiness, Jenny Santi overturns conventional thinking about what it takes to be happy by revealing how giving to others—whether in the form of money, expertise, time, or love—has helped people from all walks of life find purpose and joy. Drawing on the wisdom of great thinkers past and present, as well as cutting-edge scientific research, Santi makes an eloquent and passionate case that oftentimes the answers to the problems that haunt us, and the key to the happiness that eludes us, lie in helping those around us.

This book is filled with inspiring stories told firsthand by Academy Award winner Goldie Hawn, Noble Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, supermodel Christy Turlington Burns, Teach for America founder Wendy Kopp, philanthropist Richard Rockefeller, environmentalist Philippe Cousteau, activist Ric O’Barry, bestselling author Isabel Allende, ALS survivor Augie Nieto, and many others from all over the world. Despite their diverse backgrounds, they have all found unexpected happiness and fulfillment through giving. This book tells us not just how they changed the world but also how their acts changed their very own lives


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