How to Be Happy Every Day: It Will Change the World | Jacqueline Way | TEDxStanleyPark

  • Published on Apr 4, 2017
  • The World Happiness Report states “Over 1 billion adults suffer from anxiety and depression.” How do we get to happy? Jacqueline Way, Founder of shares a secret to happiness so simple a 3 - year old can do it. Jacqueline is a mother of three boys and social good activist dedicated to changing the world 1 give, 1 day at a time. You will learn through her powerful story how your body is hard-wired for giving. Researchers from all over the world have been studying the science and physiological of giving for decades. They’ve discovered giving makes you happy, makes you high, is our bodies natural “Fountain of Youth” and reduces stress. Her inspirational journey with her son and thousands of children will inspire you start a daily giving habit that will make you happy and change the world.
    Jacqueline Way is the founder of a charitable organization dedicated to educating, empowering, and inspiring children to change the world "one give, one day at a time." You can reach Jacqueline at
    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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  • Joshua Jenkins
    Joshua Jenkins 13 hours ago

    I can never be happy, I just can’t do it

  • Slim Ginni
    Slim Ginni Day ago

    This is just a 15 minute long advertisement.

  • John Cassell
    John Cassell Day ago +4

    I want to give respect to everyone who watched this who knows they’re not happy and wants to make a change in themselves.

    • Kim Wolford
      Kim Wolford 23 hours ago

      John Cassell how nice of you!! I also want to tell you that one simple, caring, comment like yours...can change someone’s whole day! Thank you for being so thoughtful and genuinely sweet! You have a great day John!

  • Nini L.
    Nini L. Day ago +1

    Many people are not really nice. Most give to get. Rare are those who do not expect something in return.

    • Nini L.
      Nini L. 21 hour ago

      Kim Wolford ...thank you...I’m sure your good vibes will find its way back to you.

    • Kim Wolford
      Kim Wolford 23 hours ago

      Nini L. Right! I’m working hard on being kind to everyone and trying to build others up. It feels good and I enjoy watching people smile! Great comment Miss Nini and remember, you are important, unique, beautiful, intelligent, wanted, needed and loved. No one in the world can fill your shoes. Have a great day!!

  • Allnaturality4ac
    Allnaturality4ac 3 days ago

    Acts 20:35 “keep in mind the words of the Lord Jesus, when he himself said: ‘There is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving.” Its nothing new. God has had these words in HIS word for thousands of years. Yet why do we ignore his word. I clicked on this though I read the Bible and know this principle. As I’m watching I was thinking Gods word has been saying this to me. Why do we ignore God...we say it must be something else...but no it’s God all along. When we listen and let him direct our steps we gain comfort, contentment and happiness.

  • Aziz HACHIMI
    Aziz HACHIMI 3 days ago

    Brilliant idea, but it is NOT something new to me: NOTHING makes me happier than making someone else happy. Nothing else!

  • Helpful Habits
    Helpful Habits 3 days ago

    A great book to teach children about giving and being kind is called ‘Have You Filled a Bucket Today’. I read it often to the children I work with and it’s a good reminder for me also. Making kindness a habit is a life changer.

  • Happy
    Happy 5 days ago +1

    Thank you for the wonderful talk. I heard that giving charity produces the most dopamine of any pleasures, which in turn makes us feel very happy.

    • Jacqueline Way
      Jacqueline Way 3 days ago

      You are so welcome Happy (great handle we love it!) and now you know the truth for sure. It really does. Dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin and endorphins. All at once and it's an amazing feeling. We hope it has inspired you to give today and every day of the year. Have a beautiful day.

  • Active Weekly video
    Active Weekly video 6 days ago +1

    Thanks for your great sharing

    • Jacqueline Way
      Jacqueline Way 3 days ago

      So welcome and thank you Active Weekly Video for taking the time to watch and learn. Nic and I so appreciate it and we hope it will inspire you to give today. Have a beautiful day.

  • arjang ap
    arjang ap 7 days ago +1

    This things just work for simple dudes :/

    • Jacqueline Way
      Jacqueline Way 3 days ago

      No sure what that means Arjang. We are all same - human beings. Same body, same make up. It works whether you are rich or poor, it works if you are young or old. Give it a try it just may work for you. Thank you for taking the time and have a beautiful day.

  • Dan c
    Dan c 8 days ago +1

    If the whole universe lived by this magically,thank you👍😁

    • Jacqueline Way
      Jacqueline Way 3 days ago

      SO agree Dan - if the entire universe lives from their heart it would be magical. Thank you so much for taking the time with us and sharing your wisdom. Have a beautiful day.

  • KSAnish KS
    KSAnish KS 10 days ago +1

    It has been great listening to you and the idea of 365's really great of you being a mom, inculcating such values to the future generation....however, practising the same in some countries, one has to be extremely causious.....For example, it's become increasingly difficult in India to practise what you said. People are so much after money and material things that 99 percent of time, people will take advantage of your kindness....You may even get robbed or killed when you open your door for others, as it is being widely reported in many parts of India....Hence, we cannot ignore local realities in India and we have to limit ourselves so that we are not harmed....Yes, 365 days giving is still possible, but in situations of very limited choices in India, where we live, such as cooking food and and giving (serving yourself) in a local orphanage or a poor 'old age home' ; spending some time and giving occasional small gifts (show them that you remember them and care) to elderly people in a local old age home; simply going back to your village and sponsor the study expenses of a good student in a village school, who cannot afford to meet the expenses ; Meet the farming expenses of a poor raithu (farmer) in your village, who cannot meet the expenses for farming in his own land, etc.

  • Hamid Mortazavi
    Hamid Mortazavi 11 days ago +2

    god bless you

    • Jacqueline Way
      Jacqueline Way 3 days ago

      Thank you Hamis. We so appreciate your kindness and blessings. Your 365give today. Have a beautiful day you have truly made mine.

  • Александр Волков

    This woman looks annoying. She is like an actor who is always overplaying

    • Jacqueline Way
      Jacqueline Way 3 days ago

      Standing on a stage in front of 3000 people is very stressful. We all do our best. We are not "professional" speakers nor are we paid to speak on this platform. As my talk states - I am just a Mom. Maybe try to put yourself in another person's shoes and try some compassion and understanding. It's a great way to give vs negativity and judgment. We have enough of that in our world already.

  • St BlackBeauty
    St BlackBeauty 12 days ago +2

    This was truly amazing! Love this speech!

  • Gransys Vagabond
    Gransys Vagabond 12 days ago

    I don't care about helping others that doesn't make me happy.

    • Jacqueline Way
      Jacqueline Way 3 days ago

      Then keep searching Gransys. You obviously found this talk because you are looking for ways to increase happiness in your life. This is just one of many ways to do that. We wish you an easy path.

    • Matt W
      Matt W 11 days ago

      Do you know what does?

  • hardeep singh
    hardeep singh 13 days ago

    I will never be happy. Wanna die

    • Jacqueline Way
      Jacqueline Way 3 days ago

      Hardeep if you didn't want to have happiness in your life you wouldn't have found this talk. It has shown up to you for a reason and you are asking for guidance and help. Always remember there are ways to increases your personal happiness. It comes from inside not the outside world and you can work with your body to create feelings of love and happiness. It takes time and practices you have to start at the beginning of every day. Gratitude, meditation to quiet the negative self-talk and giving. Simple pillars that will change the way you see and experience life. It is your choice every day. Don't give up on a happy life. It's right here for you if you want it.

  • Ella Allen
    Ella Allen 13 days ago +29

    It breaks my heart that almost everyone who watched this video needed to search up how to be happy. 🥺💕

    • Jacqueline Way
      Jacqueline Way 3 days ago +1

      I actually see it as good news Ella. People are realizing they aren't happy and want to move towards things that resonate with them on how to increase their happiness. It worries me more that people aren't even aware of it and aren't looking for ways to increase their personal happiness. If the 1 billion people that are suffering so much in our world all worked towards inner happiness what a shift in the world we would see. This is only a very small percentage that has found this talk. We so appreciate the time you took and I hope this conversation resonated with you how you can add happiness to your life every day. Have a beautiful day.

  • oh yeah yeah oh yeah yeah

    one way to be happy every day is not to be. Nobody's always happy. They just don't show when they're sad

    • Jacqueline Way
      Jacqueline Way 3 days ago +1

      I agree we aren't happy every day myself included " Oh yeah" but wouldn't it be great if we were and a simple daily give can move you towards it every day> Know we have a way to happiness every day even if it's for a moment or an hour? Thank you for taking the time with us we are honoured. Have a beautiful day.

  • frankie says relax
    frankie says relax 16 days ago

    she looks almost identical to nick cave

  • Lola Apelt
    Lola Apelt 19 days ago +1

    one give per day times 7.7 billion people

    • Jacqueline Way
      Jacqueline Way 3 days ago

      It;t really simple isn't it Lola. Thank you so much for taking the time to watch and Nic and I hope it inspired you to be part of that 7.7 that want to be the change our world needs. Have a beautiful day.

  • Rh Hr
    Rh Hr 20 days ago +1

    i like it thank you that's uniqe show

  • lisette
    lisette 21 day ago +6

    this crowd is so dry :/

    • Fatima D.
      Fatima D. 16 days ago +4

      lisette they're not happy

  • CK8smallville
    CK8smallville 24 days ago +2

    I think the trick is to not give to the same person more than once? I help my neighbours heaps and now they just expect it.

    • Jacqueline Way
      Jacqueline Way 21 day ago

      The key is doing what feels good for you. If helping your neighbour feels good than help. If it has become an expectation or a "have to" then turn your attention somewhere else. There is no lacking in ways you can give to people, animals or our planet. When you give to your neighbour it's making them feel really good and who wouldn't want more of that? DO what comes easily and naturally and if it doesn't feel good to you anymore just go in another direction. We love to hear that you have become such great support to your neighbour. It's really beautiful. If everyone was so kind and full of heart we would have neighbourhoods everywhere that were peaceful and easy to live in. Thank you so much for sharing and don't let one person deter you from giving. Thank you so much for taking the time with us. Have a beautiful day. 🌍💙🙏

  • AR Study Circle
    AR Study Circle 25 days ago +1


    • Jacqueline Way
      Jacqueline Way 21 day ago

      Thank you AR Study Circle. We so appreciate your time with us. Nic and I hope it has inspired you today to take a look around your world and give. Have a beautiful day. 🙏💙🌍

  • Mona Z
    Mona Z 28 days ago +1


    • Jacqueline Way
      Jacqueline Way 26 days ago

      Thank you Mona for at king the time with us. We soo appreciate it. We wish you a beautiful day filled with happiness. 🌎🙏

  • Abdelrhman Eltbbakh
    Abdelrhman Eltbbakh 28 days ago +1

    Trust me i will do my best
    Thank you very much for what you did
    It is my pleasure hear you
    Abdo from egypt🌸🌼

    • Jacqueline Way
      Jacqueline Way 26 days ago

      Hello Egypt! Thank you so much Abdelrhman for taking the time. Nic and I so appreciate it. We haven't stopped we have only grown and we know for sure that everyone can be part of making a positive impact, increases the happiness and growing the ripple! Have a beautiful day! 🙏🌎

  • I love Pewds
    I love Pewds Month ago +8

    Gratefulness is the secret to happiness. Once we all realize how incredibly lucky we are to even be alive on this planet and stop comparing ourselves to others, true happiness will find us

    • Jacqueline Way
      Jacqueline Way 26 days ago +1

      So agree "I love Pewds" It's part of giving - , gratitude, compassion, kindness. When we fill ourselves with gratitude it is the time we can fill others. Your happy and you bring others happiness. Thank you so much for the time with us and your wisdom. Have a beautiful day.

  • Feroze Ali
    Feroze Ali Month ago +1

    i need a job

  • Study Johansen
    Study Johansen Month ago +1

    My grandfather died today......

    • Jacqueline Way
      Jacqueline Way 22 days ago

      I am so sorry for your loss. I know how that feels and it is heartbreaking. Always remember in your grief that she is gone she would want you to also be happy. As time passes your sadness will become less. She will always be with you and most importantly you will always have her in your heart. Celebrate each moment you had together and the lives she touched. 🙏🙏

  • Bao Tran
    Bao Tran Month ago +2

    Wonderful lady with warmed heart ❤❤❤❤

    • Jacqueline Way
      Jacqueline Way 26 days ago

      Thank you so much Bao. That was your 365give today. It's really that easy. We so appreciate your time with us and keep up the giving! it just made us so happy!

  • Reef Specialty Aquariums

    Eating donuts 🍩... makes me happy 😆

    • Jacqueline Way
      Jacqueline Way 26 days ago

      You should try giving one! That's where the magic is! Thanks for taking the time RSA!

  • John Bates
    John Bates Month ago +1

    So great to hear this

    • Jacqueline Way
      Jacqueline Way 26 days ago

      Thank you John so appreciate your time. Nic and I hope it will inspire you to give today

  • onelove919
    onelove919 Month ago +2

    Hi Jacqueline, I’m putting together a fundraiser here in Australia. It’s got an organisation called Beyond Blue. It’s a non for profit organisation that helps people with anxiety and depression. I was wondering if I could have your permission to show this video on the night? And talk about your idea :)

    • onelove919
      onelove919 25 days ago +1

      Jacqueline Way Thankyou! I think it’s a great concept.

    • Jacqueline Way
      Jacqueline Way 26 days ago +1

      WOw good for you Onelove919! love it! What an amazing contribution. Of course, you do! If it will help even one I will be thrilled! Let me know how it goes! I wish I could be there!

  • Khalid Ardha
    Khalid Ardha Month ago +1

    Sadaqa is an Arabic word that means conttibute. This is part of Islam Religion 1441 years ago. Thank you for the positive speech.

  • Real Force
    Real Force Month ago +3

    When i see this kind of people i start to believe in humanity Respect from Armenia

  • phượng nguyễn thị

    This video is great- I hope you have mindningful life

    • Jacqueline Way
      Jacqueline Way Month ago +1

      Thank you so much Phurong. Nic and I so appreciate the time you took our of your life to watch. We hope it will inspire you to take a look around your work today and give. Have a beautiful day!

  • John B
    John B Month ago +1

    Well I’m here alone ....I suffer from depression...I’ve been trying to find hope but I can’t smile or laugh and no one gets one gets what’s wrong and I always seem rude....I feel so alone and I haven’t told anyone ....I’m so alone and sad I have no one to go to so yeah I looked up the last thing I could think of

    I’ve been crying and it doesn’t help so someone please help me ...please

  • Sweet Strawberries UwU

    I become happy by making others happy, except I struggle doing that. So I created a TVclip channel to make others happy, which is making my life worse

    • Jacqueline Way
      Jacqueline Way Month ago

      Thank you Happiness For Strawberries for taking the time to watch. The question you may ask yourself is why is spreading happiness making you unhappy? If that's what you truly want to do make sure it starts with you. If you are not personally happy it's very hard to give that to others. Happiness isn't a TVclip channel to make you happy it's being happy with you first. When you fill your own cup you can then help to fill others. Always remember giving to yourself is the most important way to give so you can then give to others. Don't measure your own happiness by your channel. Measure it by how you feel in every moment. Have a beautiful day.

  • Alien ALICE
    Alien ALICE Month ago

    even though this is a good thing I feel like this is just an ambitious mother. So your advice is? helping others ok I get it, too simple. how do I help myself? mAyBE I have stuff to do I can't just go to animal shelters and spend my day there. Now that you're done showing off what an amazing eco friendly mother you are and how other eco friendly upper classes mothers found this inspiring, you can go back to writing on your blog full of positivity flowers and perfection. screw yyyyyyou

    • Mars Bars
      Mars Bars Month ago +1

      Sometimes people don't get that your mental health is intertwined with your physical health. If your bodies in bad condition, it can be very easy to think negatively and it's not your fault so don't blame yourself. All you need is to relax and live healthy. You can do that by exercising, start by taking walks and jogging then work your way up from there, stretch once in a while too it helps relieve stress. Do that everyday and you'll start to question why you ever had those problems. You'll literally see the world in a different way.

  • Mateo Ceballos Querol
    Mateo Ceballos Querol Month ago +1

    my favorite quote is, "A life lived for others is a life well lived" - Albert Einstein...basically be selfless and you will live a happy life...i try to be as selfless as possible but im actually quite lonely

  • Lillie Moss
    Lillie Moss Month ago +2

    I love to give out or something away. I write my gratitude every day and night. Some day I am happy, some day I am despress. I Thanks God that I am here

    • Jacqueline Way
      Jacqueline Way Month ago

      We love to hear this Lillie! I start and end my day with gratitude every day for the time on this amazing planet. Every day may not always be easy but when we step out of our own heads and see the magic, give the magic we can say exactly what you said. Thank God I am here. Beautiful thank you so much for taking the time to watch and the beautiful comment.

  • Anne Briggs
    Anne Briggs Month ago +1

    Three sons in a patriarchy. That's called blessed my dear!

    • Jacqueline Way
      Jacqueline Way Month ago

      I am truly blessed and know it every day Anne. They are a gift to me. Thank you for taking the time to watch we so appreciate your time. Have a beautiful day.

  • Dinh Ha
    Dinh Ha Month ago +3

    I became a blood and organ donor. My existence somehow matters

  • add tude
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  • Lori Alisea
    Lori Alisea Month ago +1

    I wanna do this 365 give 💙🙏🏻
    So touching & it speaks for his mom as well

    • Jacqueline Way
      Jacqueline Way Month ago

      You can! It's for everyone in the world not just kids. You can go to our website and join our global giving community or just get started right now. This makes us so happy Lori thank you so much!

  • Joyce Chu
    Joyce Chu Month ago +1

    So inspired by this video and decide to do 365 project from today. Thanks Jacqueline for sharing how to be happy!

    • Jacqueline Way
      Jacqueline Way Month ago

      Wow fantastic! Thank you Joyce! That makes Nic and I so happy! Please join us on our website as a member (it's free!) we would love to hear how you are giving every day! Our community motivates each other to give every day! We will be cheering you on! Have a beautiful day you have truly made ours.

  • Maurice ROBERT
    Maurice ROBERT Month ago +1

    Thank you Jacqueline Way for this inspirational video. I’m 💯 percent agree with you. Sometimes, the easiest way to be happy is to be a better person with people and with the world. And just give, and pay more attention about our world, our planet, every day, be kinder with people... can make us happier. Because if everybody can give each days, the world can be better. A better future for our kids and for the planet :-). So let’s smile 😃 and give.

    • Jacqueline Way
      Jacqueline Way Month ago +1

      Bravo Maurice! Love that! You wrapped it all up in 4 sentences perfectly! Thank you so much for taking the time and your beautiful comment. Your 365give today! I can literally feel your smile from here. Have a beautiful day!

  • Kimberly Hernandez
    Kimberly Hernandez Month ago +2

    I feel like People can see my happy Bc i always have a smile but on the inside I feel broken

    • Jacqueline Way
      Jacqueline Way Month ago

      Completely understand this Kimberly. We put on a mask to the outside world so no one thinks anything is wrong. It's like the permanent selfie face that is just the show for a camera. What if you flip your perspective around on this. What if that beautiful smile is a way to touch people. To make a difference in someone's life that really needed it as you do somedays. Make your "pretend" smile be meaningful to you every time you wear it. Life is all about our own perspective. We all see it through a different lens and experience situations differently. Make that smile your way of truly connecting and giving to everyone you touch every day. Make it the mask that is connecting you to others and make it the smile that becomes who you truly are. A happy person. Some may say this is faking it until you make it but I say believe it is who you are and it will happen. Every time you smile and say to yourself I'm broken - change it starting today to every time you smile say to yourself - this is my 365give today. It will change your brain and body's chemical reaction to your smile and change the way you feel about your smile. Do it for 1 week and see what happens. Then do it for a month and see what happens. Very soon that mask will change to who you truly are and what you offer to the world. Thank you so much for sharing with me I am truly honored.

  • Evie Ball
    Evie Ball Month ago +2

    Dear Jacqueline, Your talk here was one of the most inspirational I've yet to have the honor and pleasure of hearing. I had searched "accepting happiness" which says it all, doesn't it? I have everything wonderful going on in my life, and have felt shameful that I'm fearful of being happy. I fully understand that this comes from my early childhood, and the erroneous messages I received. Your heartfelt message today has changed my narrative. Giving to others...being of service in all ways, grand or the smallest of gestures, is the way out of our struggle. I send you my heartfelt message of love and gratitude. xo

    • Jacqueline Way
      Jacqueline Way Month ago

      Evie thank you soooo much. What a beautiful message and such amazing self-awareness. Bravo! You aren't alone in this. We somehow think we don't deserve to be happy or have a happy life. We have to earn it or "deserve" it. Intellectually we understand this is wrong but understanding it from the inside and reprograming our beliefs is a very different thing. What I can tell you for sure is giving creates happiness biologically but creates meaning in our lives. When we are giving to ourselves, speak kindly to ourselves, build ourselves up is the best way to be of service to the world around us because our cup overflows. Thank you so much for taking the time in your life to be authentic and real. I am so thrilled it has touched you so deeply and has added meaning to my life.

  • Zosia Ecker
    Zosia Ecker Month ago +1

    Yeah! Depression, anxiety, don't like to talk to anyone, just want to be alone all the time, feeling so depressed some times that my heart aches literally and it is so bad that I can't talk at that time... But I don't actually understand why exactly am I unhappy....
    I have been unhappy from so many days that I actually don't know what does it mean to be happy.... What the heck is going on? Can anyone help😣?

  • Yohan 4real
    Yohan 4real Month ago +2

    Are you happy guys ?

  • Mumbi Inspired
    Mumbi Inspired Month ago +3

    Do something for someone else who may need it most...I love this!

    • Jacqueline Way
      Jacqueline Way Month ago +1

      Exactly Mumbi - it's that easy. They may not even need it the most because everyone needs and will appreciate how you give. Thank you so much for taking the time in your life. We so appreciate it. Have a beautiful day.

  • Kara Scary
    Kara Scary Month ago +1

    This is so true and inspiring :) thank you

  • 김윤주
    김윤주 Month ago +1

    I'm a babysitter,it's been 10 years since i worked,
    that the time i spend with
    our kids, babies jas come to a Buddist realization of my mind, and I'm as clean as a clear sky. ♡♡♡

    • Jacqueline Way
      Jacqueline Way Month ago

      I so agree. Children are open hearts ready to learn and be the light. Thank you for taking the time Nic and I so appreciate it. Have a beautiful day.

  • jeffrei
    jeffrei Month ago +1

    I teared up, this is so cute and happy.

    • Jacqueline Way
      Jacqueline Way Month ago

      Thank you Jeffrei Nic and I are happy it has touched you. We hope it will inspire you to give today. Have a beautiful day.

  • I am just a regular everyday normal motherfucker

    the secret formula is crime

    • I am just a regular everyday normal motherfucker
      I am just a regular everyday normal motherfucker Month ago

      this video was in recomended and the "the secret formula is crime" is refering too a meme

    • Jacqueline Way
      Jacqueline Way Month ago

      It's really interesting your watching and searching for videos on happiness. Just think about it. Just maybe "crime" isn't your secret and you are looking for something else. Nic and I do appreciate you took the time to find us and we wish you find your way to happiness.

  • Aesthetic Vibes
    Aesthetic Vibes Month ago +2

    I don’t have a Happy life at all...but every day I tried to stay posoitive I couldn’t hold my tears back from crying in my was very depressing..I happy back then but when I started 8grade All my friends changed...they all had expensive phones and stuff...and Bulling started and nobody cared about me, I wished I could be in university so I could go to another country and make new friends and forget what happened in years 8 9 10 11 and 12 and be happy like beafore..😭

  • Ahmed Toma
    Ahmed Toma Month ago +3

    "I have the toughest job in the world... "

    Bill Burr enters chat...

  • Mank Demes
    Mank Demes Month ago +1

    Yo this girl is fake 😂🙏

    • Jacqueline Way
      Jacqueline Way Month ago

      Sorry my talk didn't resonate with you Mank. Completely understand. It's very hard to stand in someone else's shoes and understand how scary it is to be on a stage in front of 3000 and do your best. I hope you find a talk that inspires you to happiness in your life. We do appreciate you taking the time and hoping you heard the message. Have a beautiful day.