It has been recorded that people receive a rush of euphoria, followed by a longer period of calm, after performing an act of kindness, which has been referred to as a “helper’s high.” This initial rush is then followed by a longer-lasting period of improved emotional condition and sense of self-worth.
A perfect example was recently Tweeted:
“Jul 15, 1:49pm - joykeys: Just bought two people I didn't know ice cream at Dairy Queen @boomboomcards.”
“Jul 15, 5:40pm – joykeys: I felt pretty high after. Like all is well in the world. Put a smile on two people's faces :-)”
This act of kindness (http://blog.boomboomcards.com/
By investing just a few dollars to purchase the ice cream, Joy Keys made a huge investment in overall health. Imagine having fours kits of Boom Boom! Cards that inspire intentional acts of kindness. Think of the numerous opportunities they hold: a chance to regularly generate and harvest the benefits of kindness (http://blog.boomboomcards.com/
Each deck of Boom Boom! Cards contains 26 individual acts of kindness to be performed and then ‘paid forward.’ The cards can be registered online in the Boom Boom! Community, at www.boomboomcards.com, where agents of altruism post stories, videos, pictures, and track the cards as they get passed along all over the world. To learn the additional benefits of Boom Boom! Cards, please visit http://blog.boomboomcards.com/
About Boom Boom!
Boom Boom! Revolution (BBR) is a social innovation company, founded in 2008. They create positive consumer products with the intention of inspiring an uprising of guerilla goodness. Boom Boom! Cards are the flagship product; they showcase a combined real world and online social network linking players globally through random acts of kindness that are paid forward. BBR is a 4th Sector Corporation, For Profit For Good. Boom Boom! Cards are made from 30-100% post consumer recyclable materials. Ten percent of the purchase price is donated directly to the charity of the purchaser’s choice. The BBR community can be found at http://boomboomcards.com.
Alecia J. Shaver