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The Roundup – Episode 11

A collective of ideas to inspire you, each and every week.

At Newbold, we believe in the power of Monday motivation.

Danilo recently found himself thinking about the notion of ‘giving’, asking himself “am I truly happy when I need to give?”.

In episode 11, we’ll be looking at the theme of giving. A season of thanksgiving, gratitude and change, this simple action can not only transform the life of others, but yours as well. We hope that these recommendations inspire you to do something(s) for others.


TED Talk: How to Be Happy Every Day: It Will Change the World

Jacqueline Way, Founder of shares a secret to happiness so simple a 3 – year old can do it. Stick the kettle on, press play, and take 15 - this could change the way you consider your life. In a big way. Scroll down to learn more about Jacqueline's global initiative.

Bible verses of the week:

1 Corinthians 2:6-7 and Acts 20:35

Danilo loves these particular verses in the Bible that remind us that God loves the cheerful giver, and that it is a blessing to give, rather than receive. These excerpts help to show us that giving can help to create a circle of happiness for all of us in a global community.

1 Corinthians 2:6-7: “Yet we speak wisdom among those who are mature, although not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the ages for our glory.” 

Acts 20:35: “In all things I have shown you how, working like this, you must help the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, how He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ 

Song of the week:

'Do Something' by Matthew West

“Well, I just couldn’t bear the thought of
People living in poverty
Children sold into slavery
The thought disgusted me
So, I shook my fist at Heaven
Said, “God, why don’t You do something?”
He said, “I did, I created you”

Danilo recommends watching the music video of this song on YouTube to really experience the full impact of the lyrics of this song, but the above lines show his favourite excerpt.

Once you have listened to this song, take a moment to consider what it is that you can do for this world – for others, and for yourself.

Initiative of the week: 365 Give

Jacqueline Way is the founder of 365 Give, a charitable organisation with the sole aim of creating long-lasting positive global change through daily giving. "365give inspires people to create a better, happier you and a happier world by developing a daily giving habit — one person, one give, one day at a time."