Say Hello to Human Kindness and Shine #RiseandSmile @HumanKindness #sponsored

Posted on April 25th, 2014 by & filed under Discoveries, Everything Miz Meliz

Can you make yourself happier by following a few simple steps?


I think you can!

I did it.

Years ago I was stuck in a fog. I was sad and depressed all the time. I realized that I was on a downward spiral of self-loathing. I had to put a stop to it.


One of the things that I did that helped me feel better was listen to music. I loved listening to music and noticed how it affected my mood. Old songs made me feel nostalgic. Love songs made me melancholy. Sad songs depressed me. So naturally I wondered if happy songs would lift my mood. I made a CD of songs that I knew made me feel happy. I bought an alarm clock that had a CD player. I set it to wake me with a different song each morning. I smiled as I fell asleep knowing that I would wake to something uplifting. It worked. Now whenever I want, I can hum or sing one of those songs and I will feel better. It’s just like in the King & I – I whistle a happy tune and my troubles seem to fade away.Deborah Kerr

Of course it didn’t happen over night. But what I learned was that I could control my moods, especially when they were not for a particular reason. Naturally, there is a time for sadness. But when there is no reason to feel sad and I need a lift, I often turn to self-nurturing. Self-nurturing is important part of boosting your self-confidence and resilience.  Marquita Herald of IGG has a list of Self-Nurturing  Activities that you can make time to help yourself and foster resilience.

Recently I was asked to review an innovative new app for my phone that is similar to the concept of waking to upbeat music. The app is called Rise & Smile. I can just set the alarm on the app and instead of beeping or music, I hear messages of kindess from people around the world. I pick up the phone and I see a video that someone has recorded with positive messages. Some just say “Good Morning! Rise and smile.” I can record my own messages that will be seen by people who have the same app. Find out more at the Hello Human Kindness Project Website

I like the app because it is a positive way to encourage people and let people know that we all need to hear happy messages. I love it because it helps me to start the day with a smile and positive attitude. A little happiness can go a long way.

Spread the word. Rise and smile. Let your light shine.

What do you think? Would you share a video message on an app for others hear when they use the app?

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I am being compensated by Dignity Health for posting and sharing my thoughts about the Rise & Smile App across my social media outlets. All opinions are my own. I really liked the free app and am happy to share with you what I experienced. See my Disclosure and Relationships Statement.

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2 responses to “Say Hello to Human Kindness and Shine #RiseandSmile @HumanKindness #sponsored”

  1. mizmeliz says:

    It is fun! Let me know if you try it!

  2. Ann says:

    That sounds like a lot of fun. I think it would be a great way to start the day!

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