You might be well-stuffed after your Thanksgiving dinner and exhausted after a shop-until-you-drop Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping marathon. But while hearty meals and doorbuster deals are part of the holiday traditions, so should be considering the needs of others.
A Life Well-Lived Through Giving
“Happiness Expert” Sonja Lyubomirsky, author of The How Happiness and a psychology professor at University of California, Riverside, tracked study participants who performed acts of kindness and giving. Her results were similar to that of a Harvard study, which concluded that those who gave financially and through volunteerism felt happier than those who didn’t. Not only does giving evoke gratitude and social connectivity, but it’s also proven to be good for your physical health. Research suggests that altruism promotes lifespan longevity, reduced stress and blood pressure.
“Being kind and generous leads you to perceive others more positively and more charitably,” writes Lyubomirsky in her book, and “generosity fosters a heightened sense of interdependence and cooperation in your social community.”
We can all agree that this is a positive trend.
Give Back, Pay it Forward, DO SOMETHING
Consider giving back to your favorite local or global charitable organizations this #GivingTuesday (Tuesday, November 27, 2018) by donating your time to a food bank or sending money to a children’s hospital. Or you can simply show appreciation to the loved ones in your life or even kindness to people on the street. There’s plenty of ways to spread kindness - send an old-fashioned handwritten note, hold the door open at a store, pay for someone’s Starbucks order, and so on. You’ll be doing good and you’ll feel good for it. It’s a win-win and a sure way to share the smiles.
As a corporate initiative, Naturalena Brands, the parent company of Veeda natural cotton feminine care and Happy Little Camper natural baby care, has always had a mission of caring. We believe that affordable natural personal care should be conveniently accessible to everyone all over the world. We take extra care to financially support, provide educational resources and donate much-needed feminine care and baby care products to those in need.
As part of our ongoing give-plan, we donate to local and global communities to positively impact charitable organizations and the people whom they serve. Through Veeda Project Every Woman, we empower females to be able to make informed choices for period protection that’s right for their body and lift the ban and embarrassment of menstruation. Veeda recently donated 75,000 sanitary pads to World Vision for their work in Africa plus supported Harbor House, Women in Distress and The Lotus House. Through Happy Little Camper, we have recently touched the lives of less fortunate babies and their families through Baby2Baby, Austin Diaper Bank in Texas, the Salvation Army and are in support of the California wildfires.On this #GivingTuesday, and every day, our goal is that our hypoallergenic, natural cotton and GMO-free feminine care and baby care products make a positive impact for others. Our hope is that we can all do our part to give back and share random acts of kindness each and every day for a better world.