There is something you know about every person you meet on the street. And there is something they know about you. Something very personal! Something that is in the heart of everything we do. We all want to be happy!
Each of us imagines happiness in a different way, so we have created endless solutions in attempts to achieve it. Just take a look around – all the technology, courses, retreats, books are there to make us happy. Happy with a virtual friendship, happy with a beautiful picture, happy with a like.
But does it work? Surprisingly the more external tools we get to drive us to that “happy place” the less happy we get. Look at the technology – our favourite go-to source of hope for happiness. We dive into our smart phones and all we get in return are unrealistic standards, bullying, social division and ignorance of the real life happening around.
This social distancing is the main curse of our generation. Without feeling of belonging, without being recognised and appreciated, people start losing themselves.
Remember how parents were teaching you – “Don’t forget to say: “Thank you!” How important you felt leaving the bakery saying “Thank you!” to the baker? And how much of a deal it was to hear the baker say: “Thank you, little one!” This is one of the first and the most important lessons we learn in life.
“Thank you” has a huge power. A simple “Thank you” fills up the heart with happiness and can cure the darkest thoughts. With two small words you can remind someone that they are appreciated. That you paid attention and noticed all their effort. It is the most genuine expression of kindness one can give.
Have you noticed how often we are too much in a hurry to stop and notice the moment? The bus driver who is exceptionally friendly today and made you smile, the nurse who did more than she had to, and that street musician who gave you the goose bumps. All those people making lives of others happier every day, but still remaining unseen…
We are the founders of “Take it Personally ™” application. We recognize the social distancing growing and we refuse to passively observe!
We have a solution, which will help to bring the power of appreciation back to our daily lives. It will encourage people to be kind with each other and remind them that even the smallest good deed matters.
Together we will empower those people who are not appreciated at their jobs as much as they should – social workers, teachers, waitresses, taxi drivers, shop attendants. Everyone with a big heart will stand out and will be seen for the great person and the professional they are.
We will tip the social scale and bring the hard jobs of serving people to the spotlight!
It is time to start the social revolution and open people’s hearts to the kindness around them. So each and every person will care about how they treat each other and they will “Take it Personally ™!”. It takes a smallest spark to start the global wave of Kindness and just two words to start the Happiness Revolution. These words unite and make us stronger. They are like an invisible kiss whispering: “I might not know you, but I see you. We are the family. Thank you!”