Who is your joygiver?

Who is your joygiver?


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Vocabulary chunks to learn from video:

We all know someone who brings us joy when we need it most
Through smiles, laughter
At Lays we call them joygivers
What they do may seem small
But it can make a world of difference
Without a second thought
They can change our perspective
They’re everywhere
They’re everything we need right now

Some ideas of how to bring joy to others :

Spend time with them
Bake them something
Send a nice message
Give them a small gift
Do a good deed
Tell a joke
Run an errand or do a chore
Give them flowers

Stand by me

Stand by me

Nivea UK

Every act of care matters and right now is more important than ever. The smallest act of care can make the biggest difference. It can make someone’s day and helps them to face challenges that would otherwise be impossible.

As a global business NIVEA have put a €50 million fund to help support communities impacted by Covid-19. They are also now producing 1 million litres of disinfectant and 500 million skin and hand care products, which will be donated to hospitals and NGOs globally.



When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we’ll see
No, I won’t be afraid
Oh, I won’t be afraid
Just as long as you stand
Stand by me

So darlin’, darlin’
Stand by me, oh, stand by me
Oh, stand, stand by me
Stand by me

Stand by me, oh, stand by me

Darlin’, darlin’
Stand by me, oh, stand by me
Oh, stand now, stand by me
Stand by me
Whenever you’re in trouble, won’t you stand by me?
Oh, stand by me
Won’t you stand now?
Oh, stand, stand by me, stand by me
Stand by me


How wonderful life is while you’re in the world

How wonderful life is while you’re in the world

 [John  Lewis]

This year’s story is about the power of a gift. And how that gift inspired, changed and influenced the course of a little boy’s life. That little boy just happens to be Elton John. The film begins in present day and works backwards chronologically through Elton’s life right until the moment on Christmas morning when he received the special gift that changed his life.

Your Song Lyrics

It’s a little bit funny this feeling inside
I’m not one of those who can easily hide
I don’t have much money but boy if I did
I’d buy a big house where we both could live

If I was a sculptor, but then again, no
Or a man who makes potions in a traveling show
I know it’s not much but it’s the best I can do
My gift is my song and this one’s for you

And you can tell everybody this is your song
It may be quite simple but now that it’s done
I hope you don’t mind
I hope you don’t mind that I put down in words
How wonderful life is while you’re in the world

Change the world with kindness

Change the world with kindness

 [random acts of kindness]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • I’m 6 and 3/4
  • I just turned 7
  • Doing a charity project
  • Raise food for the food bank
  • We all want life to be good for people
  • It feels great,  just because it feels great  to help a lot of people
  • Children are basically good people
  • They become better people
  • We pass it on
  • If you be kind to somebody, they’ll be kind to you back
  • To show a good example

When was the last time you were kind to someone?

More Good Deeds
A person is a person because of people – Zulu Proverb

A person is a person because of people – Zulu Proverb

(present perfect film)

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :
Don’t you think they grow up pretty fast
You have to be a grown up sometime
Social isolation
Closely correlated with loneliness
Mental and physical decline
We’ve invited you to come and celebrate happiness with us
Come again, come when you can

I do it because it helps

I do it because it helps

“One can’t do without humour, one needs more and more in the world today.” – Estelle Bryer.

Estelle is 88 years old. And she regularly gives of her time and her energy, to entertain residents living in retirement homes. She is a shining example, that we are never too old to make a positive difference in the lives of others.”  Green Renaissance

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

• It’s a name I’ve always tried to live up to
• My mission in life
• Whatever I do I have to try to be an example
• So there you have it
• It’s kept me going
• Enthusiasm is a warming quality
• I joined this group
• Who think they can still sing and dance
• Retirement home
• And we entertain the oldies
• Senior citizens
• It’s nice being on the stage
• Stand up comedian
• I make them laugh
• I can connect with the audience
• One can’t do without humor
• I do it because it helps

“Poetic Dogs”

“Poetic Dogs”

   [DW English]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • It’s not easy turn stray dogs into photo models
  • His photo series “Poetic Dogs”
  • Animal shelters
  • A four-legged look-alike
  • He treats the dogs sensitively
  • It houses more than 200 dogs
  • He had a difficult life
  • He’s a tough character
  • He sells his photos as posters
  • The head of the kennel welcomes the initiative
  • A pet store
  •  To cause a stir
  • Still life pictures
  • Take something from the past and re-use it
  • The animal shelters are full of photogenic  models



One day I’ll fly away

One day I’ll fly away


 [John  Lewis]

One Day I’ll Fly Away

I follow the night
Can’t stand the light

One day I’ll fly away
Leave all this to yesterday
What more can your love do for me
When will love be through with me
Why live life from dream to dream
And dread the day when dreaming ends

One day I’ll fly away!
Leave all this to yesterday!
Why live life from dream to dream?
And dread the day when dreaming ends

The music is One Day I’ll Fly Away performed by Vaults, the original song was by Randy Crawford.  Find the track HERE
Give someone a Christmas they’ll never forget

Give someone a Christmas they’ll never forget


  [John  Lewis]

Some Christmas Greetings

Merry Christmas – this is probably the most frequently used expression. You can use it verbally or write it on a Christmas card. ‘Merry’ means happy or joyful , so the term ‘Merry Christmas’ is to wish people a happy and joyful Christmas.

Season’s Greetings – this is a greeting more commonly used on winter season greeting cards rather than as a spoken phrase.  You usually see it on cards depicting white, snowy Christmas scenes.

Happy Holidays – this phrase is sometimes used on greeting cards and is used to wish someone well over the Christmas period.

Happy New Year – this is a greeting that people use on 1st January, on New Year’s Day, but many people include this phrase on a Christmas card. For example, ‘Merry Christmas and Happy New Year’.

source : English with Jo


Discover Your Potential

Discover Your Potential

 [Alyce Tzue]

Soar  was created as Alyce Tzue’s thesis project in school. What began as a toil of love by first-time filmmakers ended up catching the eyes of festivals all over the world. Soar is the proud 2015 Gold Winner of the 42nd Student Oscars, Best Student Animation Winner at Palm Springs, Finalist at the Student BAFTAs, and has screened in the Hamptons, St. Louis, Seoul, Austin, and more.

An interview with the writer / director :

 [soar film]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • A short film
  • It’s a story about a young girl
  • Like he’s very very tiny
  • He comes from a world in the sky
  • She’s really into engineering
  • As we progressed
  • Really really dedicated team members come on board
  • The story and the visuals
  • My demo reel
  • Makes it that much more professional looking
  • You really have to put collaboration as your number one concern
  • Make as many contacts as I can
  • Another idea for a short
  • It’s a huge lift to my personal self esteem
  • Direct a project
  • If I can do it once then I can do it again

Soar – The official Website

Weekly photo challenge || Trio

Weekly photo challenge || Trio




Whether it’s birds, opera singers, aces, or golfers, you can use the word trio to refer to anything made up of three.

You can probably tell by tri that trio involves three of something. It’s often used to describe a musical arrangement featuring three vocal parts or three different instruments, or a musical group made up of three players, such as a jazz trio consisting of a piano player, a bass player, and a drummer. For those not musically inclined, the word can be used more broadly to refer to three of anything, such as a trio of friends.

Source : vocabulary.com


 In response to The Daily Post’s  weekly photo challenge : Trio

Have you ever experienced unexpected generosity?

Have you ever experienced unexpected generosity?

  [soul pancake]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • It happens in the wildest places
  • Always, at all times, all places
  • When times were tough
  • My parents, out of the blue, got a car for me
  • When someone goes out of their way with a kind smile, a real hello
  • He took me on vacation, to wonderful California.  That was very generous.

When was the last time you experienced unexpected generosity?

Man’s best friend

Man’s best friend

Watch the following video :

 (DW English)

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • Well behaved
  • He does just as his mistress says
  • Another dog snaps at the camera
  • Man’s best friend
  • Advice from the internet
  • An authority figure
  • Dog trainers are in demand
  • More and more dog owners are seeking professional help for their pooches
  • A dog handler license is in fact required
  • They have to pass a test with their dogs
  • Official qualifications
  • Earn their title through a state examination
  • Qualifications are no longer recognized
  • The dog whisperer
  • A multiple choice test
  • Common standards for dogs and their handling
  • Either man or beast
  • An obedience school
  • Some dogs hear but just don’t listen

Watch the following short film on friendship and loyalty posted on the Kindness Blog  :

Ben & Denali – A beautiful story of friendship and loyalty

“When someone you love walks through the door, even if it happens five times a day, you should go totally insane with joy.”
It feels good to be good

It feels good to be good

Watch the following video :

Lipton Tea
Lipton Tea

 Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  •  Have a negative connotation
  • Believe in a better world
  • Through the power of small acts of kindness
  • Let’s face it the world needs a little more nice
  • Turn something bad, into something good
  • A wall flower of graffiti
  • Write kind messages
  • Encourage people to be nicer to each other
  • Daring people to be kind every day
  • It feels good to be good
What is your recipe for LOVE?

What is your recipe for LOVE?

Watch the following video :

Recipe for love

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • Oh my goodness!
  • We have menus?
  • I met you after 12 hours of long labor
  • We met at that party and ever since we clicked
  • We met in St. Louise at a pawn shop
  • I’m glad I know you because you’re such an amazing little spirit
  • I love you because you always make me smile
  • I love you because you have such a good heart
  • You’re a heck a lot of fun
  • Love is ….having a picnic with your best friends on your birthday
  • Love is…. always seeing you picking me up from school
  • Love is… always choosing the other person’s good over your own
  • Cheers !

Small Acts of Kindness are Priceless

Small Acts of Kindness are Priceless

This is no ordinary pizzeria. At Rosa’s, customers can do something very unique: pay forward slices of $1 pizza for those in need with Post-It Notes.

Watch the following video :


Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

I’ve been homeless on and off for the past 5 years

But at least I know I can look forward to 11 o’clock when I know I can get some fresh hot pizza

A “pay it forward” system

Customers can pre-purchase $1 slices for those in need

Which are redeemed with a sticky note on the wall

We told him to just keep the change it was already paid for

He redeemed one of the pr-purchased slices

I donate at least $5 a week

It’s just a great think

I’ve been 3 years off the street

I finally got myself out of the rut

Got myself an income

I want to pay forward

I’m working now; I want to buy a slice for someone else

In a city with a poverty rate that is higher all other big cities comparable to it

To see such a show of compassion and brotherly love is really, it’s inspiring

I think it’s pretty cool how powerful something this kind of small and simple can be

Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness

Watch the following video :

Random Acts of Kindness

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

I completed the mission

So I am now an official member of the Kind Kids Club

10 Random Acts of Kindness

Be kind to one another

The message of kindness

We want to spread kindness

Kindness is when you do something nice for someone

I hope they will feel love and kindness

I think it’s magical

Try and be kind in every way

Be kind and pass it on

What random Acts of Kindness have you done lately?