Chooseday Ep 8: Choose Gratitude - May 10th 2022
Updated: Sep 27, 2022
Being grateful changes your DNA leading to healthy cells and disease prevention.
Research has shown that being grateful reduces stress and increases telomere length. Telomeres are the caps at the end of each strand of DNA. They protect our chromosomes and affect how quickly and how well our cells age. The longer our telomeres, the healthier and younger our cells are.
Today's tip: Focusing on just one thing that you're grateful for each day or week puts you in a more positive mindset that will enhance your wellbeing and live a longer, happier life.
We're Grateful to be in a position to Give.
It doesn't take much to feel grateful for what we have. If we look around us, we'll notice that others are not as fortunate as us, but they still smile amidst their challenges. Today, let's choose to be grateful that we are able to give and help some of these charities in need.
Feed a family of 4 in Australia
There are more low income families in Australia who are seeking food relief than homeless or unemployed. With unexpected bills and a rising cost of living, Aussie families are finding it increasingly difficult to put food on the table. Your donation will help feed a family of 4 for one month.
Thousands of homeless pets seek loving homes on this charity's pet search and adoption platform to connect them with potential adopters across Australia.
A donation of just $37 helps a homeless pet find love with its own profile on PetRescue. By bringing together their stories in one accessible place, your support helps homeless pets find homes quickly.
Homes for Homes
The nights are getting colder and for the 116,000 Australians who sleep homeless, it will only get harder for them to combat this winter. We are in a housing crisis but this charity promises that 0.1% from a sale price of a house is donated to help build homes for those in need.
We're super excited to launch our Volunteer Mystery Bus for National Volunteering Week and we're still going for the rest of 2022 and beyond. To learn more or to book, CLICK HERE.
When it comes to domestic violence, our inaction can cause more damage.
We often don't want to get involved or say anything to someone who we suspect maybe a victim of domestic violence.
But our silence sends a strong message to the victim that implies "You'll get over it, it's not a big deal". But just a gentle check-in to let that person know that you're there to hear them out and support them is the first step to tackling this issue. If you think someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse, you'll get helpful insights from our webinar with Full Stop, a charity that's determined to put a Full Stop to domestic violence.
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!