Happiness, Inspiration

 

British philosopher Alan Watts asks the question “What would you do with your life if money was no object?”

So I always ask the question, what would you like to do if money were no object? How would you really enjoy spending your life?

… do that and forget the money, because, if you say that getting the money is the most important thing, you will spend your life completely wasting your time. You’ll be doing things you don’t like doing in order to go on living, that is to go on doing things you don’t like doing, which is stupid. Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way.

So, how would you really enjoy spending your life?

 

Documentary, Education, Inspiration

In this followup film to Caine’s Arcade, the Imagination Foundation is announcing the launch of the first ever Global Cardboard Challenge, inviting the world to play while raising funds to foster creativity and entrepreneurship in kids.

The Global Cardboard Challenge is the next chapter of a global movement growing out of the short film “Caine’s Arcade,” which shared the inspiring story of 9-year-old Caine Monroy’s cardboard arcade with the world.

 

On October 6th, the one year anniversary of the flashmob of surprise customers in “Caine’s Arcade”, hundreds of Cardboard Challenge events around the world will celebrate creativity, imagination, and community.

There are over 150 event organizers in 25 countries who have already signed up. You can get involved by hosting your own event or attending one near you.

Have fun on October 6th!

Holidays

This Mother’s Day, the World of Children Award reminds us of the original meaning and message of this special day.

For nearly a century, we have recognized Mother’s Day as a national holiday that celebrates the special bond between mother and child. It began in 1870 as the Mother’s Day Proclamation, an attempt to call women together in support of disarmament. Later on, a woman named Anna Jarvis took up the cause to fulfill her mother’s dream of creating a celebration of mothers. President Woodrow Wilson finally declared it an official holiday in 1914.

Read their full story and if you are still looking for something for mom consider giving her a gift that supports children in need via their special “Thank You” e-card program or supporting their partnership with Giftback.

via Alison from World of Children Award