Monday, June 20, 2011

Tip of the Week: Get the good feeling

Today marks the start of a Good Week, which is a global celebration of good, which I'm sure we can all agree is something we could all use a bit more reminding of and an excellent reason to celebrate.

So what's it all about?
A Good Week is a global celebration of all the Good that happens in the world. Over seven supercharged days, we will shine a spotlight on the people, communities and businesses who do Good.  Our vision is a world where everyone can Feel Good, Do Good and Live Good, and we want A Good Week to help work towards that goal.

A Good Week is a collaborative celebration, so Good is whatever you say Good is! Yes, that might sound like a bit of a cop-out, but Good obviously means different things to different people. We want you to use the week to think about – and do – what makes you and others feel Good. And if you’re already doing Good in your life then even better, just get involved and tell us about it. Use the week as an opportunity to shout about what you or your organisation is doing.

We are encouraging everyone to get involved, to do some good, to talk about good, to attend an event or run your own! We are driving a new conversation on good, and asking what it means to you. Our ultimate goal is to inspire 500,000 people across 100 towns and cities around the world to take part in A Good Week. So, what good will you do?
There are numerous ways to get involved. It can be as simple as tweeting about A Good Week, what's your doing for a good week, what makes you feel good, you can tell the website what you've done good today and each day all week, you can attend the numerous events going on (Please CLICK HERE to find out more about the events), and if you need a bit of inspiration why not download the (very nicely designed) Good Week Toolkit with some simple ideas and loads of links.  

For more information about A Good Week please CLICK HERE
A Gook Week runs from June 20th till June 26th 2011

I really like this idea and wholly support it because I find that because of the way we've build our lives and society we often never seem to have time to stop and enjoy the simple things that happen in our lives and we all know its the simple things that count.  And if we did have the time to stop and reflect, modern advertising would have us believe that unless we aspire to live in a grand mansion with a sport cars, use some miracle product that makes us thinner, more beautiful, stronger, smarter etc and are spending more and more money, how could we possibly be happy? 

When did the moment come in our society when being happy about simple pleasures and simple goals was acceptable to ridicule? Why should we feel its alright to sneer at someone who feels good because they smelt a flower or baked a cake or is content with what they have and aren't inspired to trample people on the career ladder.  As always pictures said it better than words, like this cartoon from illustrator Alex Noriega (to visit his blog, please CLICK HERE). 

So what makes me feel good? Many things so I'll spread them out over the week, but for starters I like napping on top of my bed covers in the sun during the summer, I like to pretend I'm a cat :) So come on, join in!

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