Sunday, 20 July 2014

LIFE 101 - KINDNESS


Acts of kindness makes us feel good, valuable and alive. Think about the last time you went out of your way to be kind to someone. Didn’t it make your day too? Opportunities exist to extend kindness to others and many people do as part of their good nature. But if we made a more conscious effort to be an even kinder, better person, by practicing kindness regularly, our lives become more extraordinary. We are making a difference which has a lasting, ripple effect that we may never see but is, without a doubt, changing the world.
Practicing random acts of kindness while expecting nothing in return except the good feelings that these acts provide is life-giving. Below are 100 ways to “pay it forward” as the term has been coined. Some are simple and some might take you out of your comfort zone. At the end of your life, what better way to be remembered than that of a “kind” person.
1. Pay for the person behind you at the drive thru (TOLL GATE). Whether it be a coffee or a whole meal. Make sure to stay anonymous and relay a friendly message to the person like “Have a nice day!” or “Spread kindness and pay it forward”.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

#LIFE101 - HAPPY

The Journal of Happiness Studies published a study that explored this very topic:
Participants recalled a previous purchase made for either themselves or someone else and then reported their happiness. Afterward, participants chose whether to spend a monetary windfall on themselves or someone else. Participants assigned to recall a purchase made for someone else reported feeling significantly happier immediately after this recollection; most importantly, the happier participants felt, the more likely they were to choose to spend a windfall on someone else in the near future.
So spending money on other people makes us happier than buying stuff for ourselves. But what about spending our time on other people?

Friday, 4 July 2014

A Wedding That Will Make You Cry: Rowden And Leizel

I'm done crying, please join me celebrate this touching love story...

Early this year, Rowden and Leizl decided to get married on July 8, 2014, Rowden's 30th birthday. Together with their adorable 2-year-old daughter, they already had a perfect family.

Then a twist of fate, Rowden got diagnosed with stage IV liver cancer in late May. His last request was to marry his one true love. After 12hours of preparations, his dream was fulfilled. Unable to take him outside the hospital, we brought the church to him. It was like a heartbreaking fairytale.

Rowden Go, at the age of 29-years-old, passed away on June 11, 2014. Less than 10hours after he said his vows.

He is survived by his wife Leizel May, daughter Zakiah Rowzel, mother Lorelei, and brothers Hasset and  Hisham