Happy Helpers Rock

Happy to be back to school?
Happy to be back to school?

Parents!  This is another great blog to read with your daughters!  All about figuring out what makes them happy, and ideas about helping others in the community. 

It’s back to school time!  Some people love this time of year, some people dread it.  What do you think about back to school?  I remember going back to school, and not being happy, this is a place where I was teased and made fun of daily.  I preferred to be not at school, yet I kept with it, and went to school every day.  What helped me was finding things that made me happy and doing that.

What do you like to do that makes you happy?  When was the last time you laughed out loud till your sides hurt?  It does means different things to different people.  Some people may enjoy hiking in the woods, and others may like reading a good book in a quiet library.  Make a list of what makes you happy, have 10 things in your list!

Or when you hear the word happy what do you think of?  There can be happy people, happy places, happy memories, and even happy colours and songs.

Using what makes you happy can move you forward to helping others in your community as a volunteer.  And even helping others around the world.

If you could help someone or somewhere in your community that would make you happy what would you do?  Or where would you go?  For example, if puppies make you happy, how can you volunteer and be with puppies?  I know of people who volunteer at an animal shelter.

And just think what if you were to help others around the world.  What a cool idea that would be.  How can you help others around the world you might be asking?  Easy!  So many organizations are on Google that you can search out volunteering around the world and get involved.  Or another idea for you is why not raise money by selling something you made and the money will be collected and you can send it to another country who wants clean water or sports equipment for the children.  I know of a girl who makes bracelets made by women and girls in Africa, and she sells the bracelets in Canada and donates the money back to the women and girls in Africa.

There is also the WE Day that happens here in Canada.  All about kids your age doing good things in their communities.  Check out this video about WE Day, and how you can become involved!