Be A Blessing

Be A Blessing with CampExperience™    What makes you happy? 

There is a Chinese saying that goes: “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.”

For centuries, the greatest thinkers have suggested the same thing: Happiness is found in helping others.

  • For it is in giving that we receive — Saint Francis of Assisi
  • The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity — Leo Tolstoy
  • We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give — Winston Churchill

But is there a deeper truth behind the truism?

The resounding answer is Yes! Scientific research provides compelling data to support the anecdotal evidence that giving is a powerful pathway to personal growth and lasting happiness. Through MRI technology, we now know that giving activates the same parts of the brain that are stimulated by food and sex. Experiments show evidence that altruism is hardwired in the brain—and it’s pleasurable. Helping others may just be the secret to living a life that is not only happier but also healthier, wealthier, more productive, and meaningful.

The CampExperience™ Sisterhood network and friends has set a goal for 2017:  Together we will do 1000 Random Acts of Kindness!  We are calling the effort — Be A Blessing!

How it Works

  • Be on the alert and watch for opportunities to Be A Blessing in everyday life!
  • At Camp events donate $10 and get a bag of goodies to give to a homeless person you come across
  • Share your story on the Camp Facebook group with a photo or video or post on your own Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, or make a YouTube video and tag #BeABlessing or #CampBlessing
  • Pick up a Blessing Button at any Camp event and wear it to start conversations with your friends and family
  • At any CampConnections or event: Get some Be A Blessing cards for writing notes of love and encouragement
  • Camp organized opportunities include:
    • Donate Your Duds recycling of clothing, purses, jewelry, gifts and home furnishings
      • Expanded Savers “Donte by the pound” campaign includes men’s and kid’s clothing, and toys January 26th to April 6th
    • “MiniCamp” Success Health Summit: May 5-7
      • Bring “Duds” for the Bow-tique and for the Donate Your Duds/Savers programs
      • Shop in the Bow-tique and enjoy great deals and donate to the Silent and Live Auctions
      • Plan to buy a flower pot to support the St Anthony North Health Campus Community Garden
      • Bring school supplies to fill backpacks for inner city kids with United Way
    • CampExperience™ Fall Retreat: September 15-17
      • Bring “Duds” for the Bow-tique and for the Donate Your Duds program
      • Shop in the Bow-tique and enjoy great deals and donate to the Silent and Live Auctions
      • Bring toys for needy families for the United Way holiday shopping party
      • Other great opportunities not created yet!

Anything you do to make a difference for good qualifies as a blessing and we want to celebrate YOU!  And the most fun and creative ideas will be recognized at the Success Health Summit and at CampExperience™ in the Fall.

Let’s leave a lasting legacy of LOVE and Be A Blessing

Questions?  Find  Betsy@CampExperience.com  303-994-1911