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Film Coming June 2021
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Mission: JOY is a film that shares the humor and wisdom of two of the world’s most beloved icons, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

These two Nobel Peace Prize Laureates have united for one final mission: to show the world how to live with joy, even in troubled times. And they know what they are talking about. They have both lived through extreme hardship, and continued to live with joy despite their circumstances.

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What would you say to them if they were sitting next to you right now? What have you learned from them? How have they changed you?

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The Science of joy

We’re not making this stuff up! Neuroscience backs up ancient wisdom and tells us exactly what to do to feel more joy right away! Check out the research that shows us how to create more joy.

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The How-to of Joy

A Step-By-Step Guide to Feeling More Joy
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Be kind to someone

It can be as small as smiling at someone in the grocery store. In short, it’s just doing something that will benefit another person or the world.

Spoiler alert – it will benefit you, too.

Share an act of kindness you did or someone did for you

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Be Grateful

For people, for things, for moments. For anything! Just pause for a moment and think about something that feels good in your world. Really FEEL that good feeling. Acknowledge it. That’s gratitude, and it will lead you to joy.

Tell us about something you're grateful for right now.

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Change the way you look at things

So often we can’t make an immediate change in our circumstances. But we are always capable of changing how we look at things. You can think of a challenging task as hard work, or you can think of it as good exercise. Choose the thought that makes you feel more joy.

Share about a time when you were able to see the silver lining in something that was hard.

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Make a Connection

Reaching outside of ourselves is a path to joy. See a friend. Visit a neighbor. Volunteer. Opening your heart to another will bring joy to both of you. So even though you might want to avoid humanity altogether when you’re feeling down, you’ll be a lot happier if you connect with some of us.

Bonus: Doing a kindness for someone or telling someone you're grateful for them are two ways to build connection.

Tell us about a time when you pulled off a JOY two-fer!

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You see, usually everybody seeks happiness – joyfulness - but from outside. From money, from power, from big car, from big house. Ultimate source of happy life - even physical health - inside not outside.
HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA

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Share Your Joy

You know what? Telling people about your joy makes you feel even more joy. It’s true! So tell us about a time when you did something to create joy.

About Mission: Joy!

Meet the team and find out how the “mischievous brothers’” message is being shared around the world.
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When you are kind to someone else, you end up being joyful, but why? Because we realize that we are made for goodness.

ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU

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Telling people about your joy makes you feel even more joy. It's true! So, tell us about a time when you did something to create joy:

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