If a young professional is looking for a group that supports a specific cause, then they can always look to the Broward Center’s Ghost Light Society, United Way’s Young Leaders, PetSet, Young Professionals of Covenant House, Urban League’s Young Professional Network, Next Generation: HANDY, and Deliver the Dream’s Generation Dream to name a few.
Other similar sites to consider are Catchafire and HandsOnBroward.  Connecting a volunteer with the right skills to the right project at the right time will allow getting a greater impact and build stronger relationships between volunteers and the nonprofit sector.
With all of the experience soon to be retirees can bring to the table, nonprofits can really benefit from their service and expertise.
In a county that has over 5,000 charities, there are plenty of organizations looking for your help. This entry was posted in Thoughts and tagged beauty, Best Thoughts, Christian Dior, Great Quotes, Happiness Quotes, Happiness thoughts, Happy thoughts, Nice Quotes, Nice thoughts, Secret on April 9, 2013 by TAyyeb S. The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.
Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside. The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, Whose charms were broken if revealed.
No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit. The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you.
Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. The secret to a happy marriage is if you can be at peace with someone within four walls, if you are content because the one you love is near to you, either upstairs or downstairs, or in the same room, and you feel that warmth that you don't find very often, then that is what love is all about. The old saying that “money can’t buy you happiness” is only true if you aren’t spending it right, according to research by “happiness expert” and Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert.
There may be arguments about where  the threshold  is on how much money is required to make you happy  – some say $US50,000 a year, others say $US75,000.
There’s no doubt though, that money provides “an “opportunity for happiness” because those with it live longer and healthier lives, more leisure time and control over their daily choices.


What puzzles Daniel Gilbert and his colleagues Elizabeth Dunn of the University of British Columbia and Timothy Wilson of the University of Virginia is that money doesn’t buy more happiness. With that tension in mind, Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness and his colleagues suggest the following rules for using money in ways that will make you happy. In a survey of over 1,000 Americans, 57% of respondents said that they derived greater happiness from an experience, like a trip, concert, or other life event, over a material purchase, like a car, appliance, or other object. Human beings are the most social animals on earth, and the quality of our social relationships is a strong determinant of how happy we are.
Several studies reported in the “Happiness Project” showed we are happier spending money on others than on ourselves. Interestingly many of us remain blind to this aspect of our wiring and believe we will be happier spending it on ourselves. One reason suggested is we adapt to the infrequent large pleasures quicker than the frequent small ones – and once we’ve adapted it becomes routine and so gives us less pleasure.
Having a beer after work on a Friday is always a different experience; someone brings a new friend or you order a different type of beer.
The evidence of how people adapt to tragedies shows we are not the emotionally fragile creatures we may think we are and we over estimate our vulnerability to negative events. If we are committed to something and know there is no “get our money back” or exchange option on it we are more likely to convince ourselves we really like it and be satisfied with it. The switch in our credit card society to “buy now pay later” has been detrimental to our happiness in two important ways, Gilbert and friends say. Firstly it encourages reckless spending which ends up messily – in heavy debt, bankruptcy, with no money for retirement – you name it. Research shows that people can reap substantial enjoyment from anticipating an upcoming event even if the event itself is not entirely enjoyable.
Examining three different vacations ranging from a trip to Europe to a bicycle trip through California researchers found that people viewed the vacation in a more positive light before the experience than during the experience, suggesting that anticipation may sometimes provide more pleasure than consumption simply because it is unsullied by reality.
Not surprisingly, then, people who devote time to anticipating enjoyable experiences report being happier in general. When we’re imagining how awesome it would be to own something, we tend to forget the details.


Before you make a big purchase, consider all the headaches that might come with owning that new thing.
While comparison shopping may seem logical, it actually decreases our enjoyment of purchases. That’s because we allow ourselves to be persuaded to buy something that others suggest is the “best deal” but which may not tick all the boxes in terms of our own enjoyment or happiness.
One riveting study demonstrated this peculiar human quality.  Given the choice of a large $2 cockroach shaped chocolate or a smaller 50 cent heart shaped one only 46 per cent said they would enjoy the cockroach chocolate more, 68 per cent would still choose the cockroach one because it seemed to represent more value.
It is not that helpful people tend to be healthier and happier but instead studies show that helping others itself causes happiness. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning. That’s backed up by evidence from brain scans showing that spending money on other people activates the reward centres of your brain. There are tons of studies to show those who cannot delay gratification end up worse off than those who can.
Many Canadians picture the bliss of a peaceful lake-edge cottage but do not factor in the mosquitos that buzz at night and the long drive to get there with tired children. In other words we focus on aspects of the purchase other than personal preference and give them priority.
If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday. So it’s time to step it up as a state and county and reap the benefits of volunteering.  And while volunteering may be second nature to some, you may be wondering how to get involved?  Here’s how.



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