Good Morning my friend,
Thanks for choosing to start your Tuesday with a Chooseday mindset.
The Oxford Dictionary defines "Taking the Plunge" as: Commit oneself to a course of action about which one is nervous. IE: Doing something out of the norm that makes you nervous, excited, invigorated and even exhilarated! ...And why not? Aside from what we know about "Taking the plunge" (Getting married would be the most common example), there are other ways people take the plunge: Starting a new business, speaking in public and just seizing opportunities to step out of your comfort zone after a time of hesitation. Taking the plunge doesn't need to be a big thing... Learning new words in a different language, attempting monkey bars or joining the Zumba class is enough to give you that amazing sense of achievement and accomplishment! Getting uncomfortable with unfamiliar experiences promotes change and development - it makes us better and more resilient people. There are so many benefits in trying new things and exploring with the unfamiliar. The main 3 that truly fulfils our minds, hearts and souls are: 1. We'll get to know ourselves more: Perhaps we will discover new talents that we never knew we had. Maybe you were innately gifted with a honeycombed voice and performance singing will be your new thing! 2. We'll appreciate others more: Trying something new creates empathy and gives us newer and bigger perspective (putting ourselves in the shoes of others). If we always wanted to know how a charity is operated, we can just Take the plunge and volunteer for it so that we really immerse ourselves in the charity to understand it better. 3. We'll grow into improved versions of ourselves: When we expose ourselves to doing different things, it forces our brains to process that this is new territory and we start to develop new skills. This makes us more knowledgable by picking up new skills that will certainly help in our daily lives. Enjoy the Plunge and Happy Chooseday!
We're observing some special days happening this week!
There are a number of notable days this week and the rest of the month that are worth observing and even participating in. Why not Take the Plunge and get involved?
Daffodil Day - August 25
You or someone you know has probably been affected by cancer. The disease continues to take the lives of thousands in Australia and is a leading cause of death in the country. 150,000 Australians are diagnosed with the disease every year. Every year on Daffodil Day, the Cancer Council encourages all Australians to come together and give; their ability to create change in the lives of people impacted by cancer, by funding cancer research.
MS Run and Ride Festival (August 28)
This festival has something to suit all ages and will raise funds for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS). The funds you raise will ensure that people living with get the vital support they need to meet their goals and live well..There are various distances to choose from so people of all abilities and fitness levels can participate. You can also find out more about MS on our platform.
Take the Volunteering plunge with more opportunities!
You can't argue that volunteering makes people happy. As a volunteer, helping others gives you a sense of purpose and fulfillment while you give joy and satisfaction to those you help. If you already volunteer, take the Plunge and look at other charities you could support. If you're new to volunteering or haven't done it in a while, there are plenty of causes that need your help. Overall, vounteering is the perfect opportunity to build new social connections and new skills!
Know someone who wants to participate in making the world a better place with Choosedays? Forward them this email or show them all the good things happening on Choosedays!
Workplace Giving Program - Quick Links