and so it begins, a new holiday campaign from lululemon… a campaign about happiness, choice, meditation, gratitude and connection. lululemon always seems to nail holiday campaigns:
We want you to be happy. Like, can’t-believe-this-is-my-effing-life happy! So we did our research and learned that there are small things we can do every day to boost our moods and truly flourish. When we choose to practice these happiness habits, we realize that one small change can ignite a ripple effect that can in turn affect our entire community. Why not start now?
hopefully you don’t need a playbook for positive thinking, but it doesn’t hurt to get some friendly reminders during the merriest time of year, right?!
as I read it going into my week at 5AM on a quiet Monday morning (when I should be at the gym), my wheels start turning and I think of how this fits into my own world and relationships (as I do).
one belief missing for me… generosity.
why don’t positivity and kindness cover it? here’s my $.02:
generosity is empathy. generosity is trust. generosity is a practice for your most meaningful relationships. generosity is believing the best when your human nature would incline you to assume the opposite (justified or not). it’s the layer beneath the surface of positivity that impacts the ones closest to you.
generosity is something to strive for.
it’s making others feel like they exceed expectations rather than fueling a fear of not measuring up. it’s the opportunity to make connection stronger and make people feel accepted. why? because our hearts are drawn to acceptance like magnets and our world needs more open-hearted connection.
when your partner is running late and you it’s throwing off your day…. does it fuel annoyance (read: UNhappiness) or does it fuel your trust in them (au contraire)?! you can choose to trust or criticize. choose to believe the best or assume the worst. do you say, you’re selfish and don’t value my time, or do you say it’s OK, I’ll be here.
do you imply disappointment, or do you say, I trust you. I believe in you.
now what if we all just chose that ONE thing this holiday season? and chose to practice it with our closest loved ones?
that’s fueling something bigger than happiness.
i leave you with this post it note on my desk: