happiness

Snowing and togetherness

I am still sneezing so couldn't venture out into the snow today. Lovely Kate and Alice took my red balloon along on their journey.  The BBC have received more pictures from viewers than ever before.  Today we learned to slow down; London forgot about it all and slid down a hill. There are kids playing out in the street who don't usually talk to each other.

This white blanket is bringing our communities together. Mums and Dads can't go to work and the kids can't go to school. Family day. There is a sense of togetherness as people build snowmen and laugh in a care free nature that seems somehow unfamiliar. 

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The mischief makers are spreading happiness, neighbours and saying hello with a smile - the BBC journalist captured it wonderfully "we feel like we have walked through the wardrobe".

How many people could your idea help?

Project 10100 is a call for ideas to change the world by helping as many people as possible. The deadline has passed and voting begins on the 27th of January. "Never in history have so many people had so much information, so many tools at their disposal, so many ways of making good ideas come to life. Yet at the same time, so many people, of all walks of life, could use so much help, in both little ways and big.

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In the midst of this, new studies are reinforcing the simple wisdom that beyond a certain very basic level of material wealth, the only thing that increases individual happiness over time is helping other people."

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May those who help the most win!!