Meaningful May: Action for Happiness releases their Daily Action calendar


Courtesy of Action for Happiness: Be part of something bigger this May. How can we find a greater sense of purpose and meaning? Being part of something bigger than ourselves – and focusing on the things we value – is vital for our wellbeing. So, let’s take time to reflect on what we care about this month and prioritize the things that matter. Our Meaningful May calendar is full of actions to help us find more meaning and “Build Back Happier” as society begins to reopen.

For more information and to download a high resolution calendar, visit

Action Calendar – Meaningful May 2021:

  • May 1 Saturday: Make a list of what matters most to you and why
  • May 2 Sunday: Do something kind for someone you really care about
  • May 3 Monday: Focus on what you can do rather than what you can’t do
  • May 4 Tuesday: Take a step towards an important goal, however small
  • May 5 Wednesday: Send your friend a photo from a time you enjoyed together
  • May 6 Thursday: Look for people doing good and reasons to be cheerful
  • May 7 Friday: Let someone know how much they mean to you and why
  • May 8 Saturday: Set yourself a kindness mission to help others today
  • May 9 Sunday: Notice the beauty in nature, even if you’re stuck indoors
  • May 10 Monday: What values are important to you? Find ways to use them today
  • May 11 Tuesday: Be grateful for the little things, even in difficult times
  • May 12 Wednesday: Listen to a favorite piece of music and remember what it means to you
  • May 13 Thursday: Look around for things that bring you a sense of awe and wonder
  • May 14 Friday: Find out about the values or traditions of another culture
  • May 15 Saturday: Do something to contribute to your local community
  • May 16 Sunday: Look up at the sky. Remember we are all part of something bigger
  • May 17 Monday: Show your gratitude to people who are helping to make things better
  • May 18 Tuesday: Find a way to make what you do today meaningful
  • May 19 Wednesday: Send a hand-written note to someone you care about
  • May 20 Thursday: Reflect on what makes you feel valued and purposeful
  • May 21 Friday: Share photos of 3 things you find meaningful or memorable
  • May 22 Saturday: Find a way to help a project or charity you care about
  • May 23 Sunday: Share a quote you find inspiring to give others a boost
  • May 24 Monday: Recall three things you’ve done that you are proud of
  • May 25 Tuesday: Make choices that have a positive impact for others today
  • May 26 Wednesday: Ask someone else what matters most to them and why
  • May 27 Thursday: Remember an event in your life that was really meaningful
  • May 28 Friday: Focus on how your actions make a difference for others
  • May 29 Saturday: Do something special and revisit it in your memory tonight
  • May 30 Sunday: Today do something to care for the natural world
  • May 31 Monday: Find three reasons to be hopeful about the future

Contributed by Diane Ahern. She had been contemplating her New Year’s Resolutions and was searching for a monthly Kindness Calendar. She stumbled upon a series of monthly calendars from Action for Happiness, a movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society. Diane is providing this calendar as information to those in our University City community who may want to spread more happiness. UCCA neither supports nor endorses the Action for Happiness organization or movement … but likes the idea of spreading happiness and kindness throughout University City. For more information about UCCA, visit

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