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Altruistic August 2023 – Action for Happiness

August 1, 2023

It’s August 1st and that means another themed calendar from the Action for Happiness Movement. This month the theme is Altruistic August. So what does that actually mean?

The meaning of Altruistic:

showing a selfless concern for the well-being of others, without care for one’s own interests; unselfish:

As you can see I’ve included a jpeg version of the Calendar at the end of the post and also you can download the pdf version HERE. There are 31 prompts for August. Most are easy to do but could mean so much to others. Day 1 is all about setting your intention to be kind not only to others but also to yourself for the month and beyond.

I’ve also included a short Action for Happiness video about Altruism and 3 top tips.

  1. Be a kindness spotter
  2. Giving people the benefit of the doubt and how that can be an act of kindness to yourself
  3. Giving someone the opportunity to help you rather than struggling on your own.

Have a fabulous month!

Sue Loncaric

Women Living Well After 50

Living Life Your Way


  • Reply marsha57 August 1, 2023 at 10:22

    That third tip is a good one, but it’s so difficult to do! Thanks for the calendar, Sue.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 3, 2023 at 16:10

      I agree, Marsha. We just don’t like asking for help, do we? x

  • Reply Toni Pike August 1, 2023 at 19:30

    A lovely calendar, Sue x

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 3, 2023 at 16:09

      I really enjoy these monthly calendars, Toni x

  • Reply Retirement Reflections August 2, 2023 at 07:41

    “Being happier and kinder together” is a wonderful motto for August (and every month of the year). Thanks so much for sharing this, Sue.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 3, 2023 at 16:10

      Hi Donna, a good reminder not just for August but as you say, every month of the year. x

  • Reply Min Write of the Middle August 2, 2023 at 10:09

    Hi Sue, what a word! I think if you didn’t explain its meaning I’d have had no idea so thanks for teaching me something new today. Creating a wave of kindness around the world is a wonderful thing and such a great calendar to guide people as to how to go about it. Hope you’re feeling better! xo

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 3, 2023 at 16:12

      I know, Min, I actually thought they meant Ultruistic at first!!! Glad you learned something new from the post. I’m on the mend thank goodness. I’ve been unwell for too long x

  • Reply Jennifer Jones August 2, 2023 at 20:46

    Thanks Sue. This is useful. I will refer to the calendar during the month.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 3, 2023 at 16:12

      I hope it helps, Jen and also hope you are feeling better. x

  • Reply Bernadette August 2, 2023 at 20:54

    Love these calendars, Sue. Keep them coming.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 3, 2023 at 16:13

      I love them too, Bernadette! Will definitely keep them coming. x

  • Reply Debbie August 2, 2023 at 22:07

    Hi Sue, it’s great to see you and what a fabulous word is ‘altruistic’. Your tips are spot on especially be a kindness spotter 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 3, 2023 at 16:13

      Hi Deb, I really enjoy sharing these calendars each month, although I nearly forgot this month with all I’ve had going on! x

  • Reply Christie Hawkes August 3, 2023 at 04:35

    I love the Action for Happiness site. Thanks for sharing the calendar and the video. Even if we just follow those three tips, the world will be a kinder place.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 3, 2023 at 16:14

      I love the Action for Happiness site, too, Christie. So many useful resources to share. x

  • Reply Denyse Whelan Blogs To Connect. My Link Up is Wed-Thu from Australia. August 4, 2023 at 17:00

    Altruism is a wonderful quality Sue and thanks for highlighting it for us. It was so good to see you link up your blog post this week. Thanks for being part of the community that IS Wednesday’s Words and Pics! Warm wishes, Denyse.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 4, 2023 at 17:03

      Hi Denyse I’m slowly getting back into things. Next week I get my test results from the cardio so hopefully they will be fine and I can get back to doing all the things I love. x

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