Monday, November 16, 2015

Choose to #GiveHappiness

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While I'm deeply sadden by the recent world events, I'm thankful for my little family and am holding them a little closer.

Christmas music, gift guides, red cups, decorations, etc. are flying around the internet and it's hard not to get in the holiday spirit. I'm guilty -- having already posted about christmas stockings, pjs, and a gift guide for the fitness enthusiast. Plus, I have plenty more to come!

Today I wanted to talk about Christmas, but about sharing the cheer in another way, giving happiness.


1. Adopt a local family in need - There are a lot of families that can't afford Christmas gifts or winter clothing.

2. Donate to your favorite cause - This year not only did I help raise awareness and funds, but I also donated to Barbells for Boobs.

3. Volunteer at your local food bank.

Feeding those in need with the WPR team.
4. Buy a stranger a cup of coffee, pay their toll, etc.

5. Prep freeze meals or cook a holiday dinner for a family with medial issues - it seems as though a new 'go fund me' pops up in my news feed daily. While I know medial bills can add up quickly [Hello, baby in NICU] there are other ways to help out [i.e., coffee & gas gift cards, ready to cook meals, dog sitting, etc.]. Trust me all these things are very helpful. After Emerson was born we loved all the homemade meals from friends.

This year Coca-Cola at Walmart has teamed up with The Salvation Army. Every Walmart Deli prepared meal with Coca-Cola purchased in November and December will provide a meal to families through The Salvation Army, so families in need will be able to enjoy the holidays together over a warm meal. Plus, every photo shared on social media using #givehappiness supports families in need.

Buying a prepared meal gives you more time with to spend with your family, friends, volunteering or adventuring. 

I'm spending my extra time with miss Emerson and inspiring others to achieve their passions.

I didn't know Walmart's prepared pizza was so affordable ! At $5 for a medium pizza you really can't go wrong when you're looking for something quick and easy.

Be sure to share photos on social media of your family enjoying a prepared meal from Walmart along with Coca-Cola using the hashtag #GiveHappiness! How will you spend your extra time with family?!


  1. great ideas! i want to start a tradition of volunteering with my husband and violet around the holidays every year. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

    1. My favorite volunteering experience to this day was delivering Thanksgiving meals to the homeless in SF. So humbling.

  2. Ilove how active in the community you are!