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Week 3: Relationships
Monday (January 25, 2021)
Research shows that happy people are motivated to do kind things for others.
Over the next seven days, try to perform seven acts of kindness beyond what you normally do. You can do one extra act of kindness per day, or you can do a few acts of kindness in a single day. These do not have to be over-the-top or time-intensive acts, but they should be something that really helps or impacts another person. For example, help your colleague with something, give a few dollars or some time to a cause you believe in, say something kind to a stranger, write a thank you note, give blood, and so on.
Online discussions always lead to better in-class discussions afterward. With online discussions, take the chance to engage with each other virtually, and check if you have your thoughts and opinions validated.
Click on the activity to go to the Padlet wall. Participants should post their reflections on the Padlet wall.
Saturday (January 30, 2021)
Gratitude is the skill of
being thankful to everyone and everything around oneself. Gratitude adds
quality to one’s life by making him/her polite, empathetic, kind and generous.
In general, it makes you more happy and joyous bringing you closer to goodness.
Then find a quiet spot when you have a half-hour free and write a heartfelt letter to that person explaining how he or she has touched your life and why he or she is meaningful to you. Your letter can be as long as you want, but try to make it at least 300 words or so.
Then you must deliver that letter to the person in
question. Just say you want to talk to that person without explaining why. You could read the letter to the respective person over the
phone or Skype. However, we recommend that you visit him/her in person and read
this letter aloud for an extra happiness boost. However you decide to meet
up with this person, you should read the letter aloud.
We usually show our gratitude to others when we feel indebted to them, when we have benefited from their actions, and when we want to make our feelings towards them known. This section contains activities you might want to do to show gratitude to others. You are welcome to share these activities and experience in the Facebook group -MAPSTAMP. You may share Text, brief Audio or a video of 2 to 3 minutes duration.
Share any memorable/ life-changing/ silly experiences and vent your feelings. Please share this experience with the class using the discussion board.
What do you think/ How do you feel about sharing problems with others? How often do you do it? How
does it help, if it does? If not, what could be the reason for not finding a solution through discussion?
Comment on at least one
other participant’s post.
Participants may use this forum to ask questions if they have any doubts about the content or about completing any activities in the course during this week. Please add your questions, comments or/ and suggestions here. Feel free to answer each others questions and enhance learning.