On June 20th, in celebration of the first day of summer, we will be launching a new give-back program. Although we’ve already made it easier to donate to STELLAA through click2cause.com, we wanted to take it one step forward. If you are not in a position to donate right now but still want to help out, you can do so by using your word! It’s completely FREE!
Visit our Random Words of Inspiration page to do a Random Act of Kindness and submit your words of inspiration or share a story that will motivate others! We will post your stories on our blog and share them with our recipients in sub-Saharan Africa. You can post your shorter Words of Inspiration (a sentence or two) will be posted on our Facebook page so that you can share it with your friends and family. (Don’t forget to “Like” our Facebook page to see your post and share it with others!)
And for some inspiration for you, here are some books about kindness and motivation. Happy Reading!!!
1. The Compassionate Mind
It’s a book that provides a look at how compassion and kindness can build our confidence, create meaningful relationships, and promotes better physical and mental health. It brings light to the negative affect that competitiveness, materialism and narcissism has had with useful wisdom for everyday life!
2. Why Kindness is Good for You
Scientific evidence has proven that kindness changes the brain, impacts the heart and immune system, and may even be an antidote to depression. We’re actually genetically wired to be kind. In this book, inspirational ex-scientist David Hamilton shows that kindness has evolved in us and thus its effects are felt daily throughout our nervous systems. When we’re kind, our bodies are healthiest. Reading these stories will nourish your soul and leave you with renewed optimism for the future, and this book will help you see the many levels on which taking the time to make a difference could transform your health – and your whole world.
3. The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want
Take your happiness into your own hands. Drawing upon years of her own pioneering research with thousands of men and women, psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky reveals that much of our capacity for happiness is within our power. Detailing an easy-to- follow plan, including exercises in new ways of thinking and understanding our individual obstacles, The How of Happiness offers a positive and empowering way to sustain a new level of joy in our lives.
4. Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids
Through sweet, simple prose and vivid illustrations, this heartwarming book encourages positive behaviour as children see how very easy and rewarding it is to express kindness, appreciation and love on a daily basis. This wonderful book is a winner of seven awards .
5. Charlie’s Thinking Cheese: Food for Thought and Inspiration With Motivational Seeds of Wisdom from the Garden of Life
Charlie’s Thinking Cheese, by Mark Juarez, beautifully illustrates the power of kindness in our everyday routines. Charlie is a small mouse whose huge heart changes the lives of everyone he meets, proving that even the smallest acts of kindness can change the world! Let his persistence, generosity, and optimism inspire you to create a kinder world – one small act of kindness at a time!