Action for Happiness has designated this month as Altrusic August and altruism means being concerned for the welfare and happiness of others.
According to Action for Happiness – a movement wanting to create a more caring society – “altruism is vital for the human race to survive and thrive; and each of our lives is supported by countless kind acts from other people.
“Yet in our world today, so much is directing us to think only about ourselves – and we often forget the happiness that comes by caring for others. We want to change that.
“This August Action for Happiness asking everyone to take one kind act per day. Let’s create a wave of kindness to spread around the world.”
One thing we at Living Well Sefton have noticed during the Covid-19 pandemic is how our local communities have come together to offer support and a helping hand in a variety of ways. This has been shown by community groups and individuals who have dropped off shopping, collected prescriptions or provided a listening ear, including the Living Well Sefton partners who are here to support you too.
Call the team on 0300 323 0181 if you want further details. Or visit: https://www.actionforhappiness.org/ to find out more about Action for Happiness. Below are the actions you can do for the next few days, and the full calendar is available here.