Happiness and Play Advice from Life is Good Guy

Happily, I went to the Visit Orlando annual meeting this past week where the guest speaker, Burt Jacobs, from Life Is Good, shared some insights on his life and how he defines happiness.  He talked about his “one wild and precious life” and how we should change our paradigm of “I have to do things” to “I get to do things.”  I really enjoyed his quote from Abe Lincoln, “Most people are as happy as they make their mind up to be.”  Very true.

Burt Jacobs

During his talk, he mentioned his organization’s philanthropic half, the “Playmakers.”  It’s this wonderful organization that helps support people in communities that help children who may not have all of the love and safety at home they need in order to truly be kids.  They help them play.  It’s a wonderful insight into Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs that affects those children for the rest of their lives.

Every Christmas, I look to find organizations that I can support that are doing something good for either the Earth or children, and I’m glad to have been introduced to this one.  Here is a video about their philosophy.  I hope you get inspired.

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