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  • I have what some consider to be one of the toughest jobs on the planet.

    我有一個全世界公認最艱難的工作

  • I am a mom.

    我是一個媽媽

  • (Cheers) (Applause)

    (歡呼) (鼓掌)

  • Yes! Yes!

    對 ! 對 !

  • I am a parent to three very busy little boys

    我是一個有三個非常忙碌小男孩的母親

  • who magically think I'm a doctor,

    分別天真地認為自己是一位醫生、

  • a baker, a coach, a chef, a therapist

    麵包師、教練、主廚以及治療師

  • and have the patience of a saint 24/7.

    對醫療 App saint 24/7 有耐心

  • I truly do my best

    我真的盡我所能

  • and some days are definitely better than others,

    而有一些時候我確實比其他人好

  • especially the part about having the patience of a saint.

    尤其是擁有聖人般的耐心那一部份

  • I want what most parents want for my kids.

    我希望大部分的父母希望他們的小孩一樣

  • I want them to have a happy childhood.

    我希望他們能有個快樂的童年

  • I want them to be free to play, build friendships,

    我希望他們能自由地玩耍、交朋友

  • grow to be kind, compassionate, happy adults.

    長成和善、富含同情心及快樂的大人

  • But there seems to be one small challenge.

    然而似乎遇到一個小挑戰

  • The World Happiness Report states

    世界幸福報告指出

  • at any one time

    在任何的一個時候

  • over 220 million children

    有多於 2.2 億的小孩

  • and 1 billion adults

    以及 1 百萬的成人

  • suffer from anxiety, depression, and conduct disorders.

    患有焦慮、抑鬱和行為障礙

  • Not exactly a pretty picture of happy people on a happy planet.

    並非所有人都幸福地生活在一個快樂的星球上

  • Unfortunately, as adults, whether you're a parent or not,

    不幸地,身為一個成人,不論你是不是父母親

  • this is what our children are learning from us.

    這是我們的孩子所學習到的

  • You see how busy we are every day.

    你看看我們每一天多忙

  • They feel our stress,

    他們感受得到我們的壓力

  • and they watch us struggle to find our own happiness.

    他們看著我們為找尋幸福而掙扎著

  • How do we go from anxiety and depression to happy?

    我們要如何遠離焦慮與抑鬱而邁向幸福 ?

  • Some good news.

    有一些好消息

  • The World Happiness Report also states

    世界幸福報告指出

  • the best predictor of whether a child becomes a satisfied adult

    小孩是否會長成一位令人滿意的成人之最好指標

  • is through their emotional health in childhood.

    就是他們在童年時之情緒健康

  • So if I have this right, it should be easy.

    所以如果這理論是對的,那應該是很簡單

  • Happy children, happy adults, happy planet; yes.

    快樂的小孩,快樂的大人以及快樂的星球,太棒了 !

  • (Laughter)

    (笑聲)

  • This is the exact lesson I learned from my dad.

    這正是我從我爸那邊學到的

  • When I was a little girl,

    當我還是一個小女孩時

  • growing up in the big city of London, Ontario,

    在加拿大安大略省的一個大城市倫敦長大

  • every Christmas morning

    每個聖誕節的早晨

  • my dad would take my three sisters and I to his office.

    我爸就會帶著我和我的三個姊妹一起到他的辦公室

  • You see my dad was a doctor and his office, a hospital.

    我爸是一個醫生,而他的辦公室是在醫院

  • It was our job to stand around the beds of his patients

    我們的工作就是站在病床旁邊

  • and sing Christmas carols.

    然後對他的病人唱聖誕頌歌

  • We started with the same song every time,

    我們每次都從同一首開始

  • and my dad, he'd lead the singing.

    而我爸會帶頭開始唱

  • Now, this is probably a TEDx first, so join me if you know it.

    陷在這說不定在 TEDx 是第一次,所以跟著我一起唱,如果你會的話

  • (Singing) We wish you a Merry Christmas; we wish you a Merry Christmas,

    (唱歌) 我們祝你聖誕快樂;我們祝你聖誕快樂

  • we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    我們祝你聖誕快樂以及新年快樂

  • (Stops singing)

    (停止唱歌)

  • (Cheers) (Applause)

    (歡呼) (鼓掌)

  • You guys are amazing,

    你們真棒

  • I am signing you all up for this year.

    今年我要和大家簽約了

  • (Laughter)

    (笑聲)

  • And look at your smiles.

    看看你們自己的笑容

  • We did this every Christmas morning for years.

    我們每年聖誕節早上都這樣做,持續了多年

  • Those patients, they sing along with us,

    那些病人會與我們一起唱

  • just like you did.

    就像你們一樣

  • And their smiles, their smiles would light up their hospital rooms.

    而他們的笑容會點亮他們的病房

  • This is what I learned from our singing.

    這是我從唱歌中學習到的

  • Giving back to those patients,

    對那些病人付出

  • it made them happy, and it made me happy.

    會使他們快樂,也會使自己快樂

  • And we've all heard

    我們都聽說過

  • that giving makes you happy and it's better to give than receive.

    付出讓你快樂,付出比接受來得更好

  • But have you actually thought of why?

    但你有曾想過為什麼嗎 ?

  • Well, researchers from all over the world

    世界各地的研究人員

  • have been studying the science and psychology of giving.

    一直在研究付出的科學和心理學

  • They've discovered

    他們發現

  • that our brains and our bodies are actually hardwired for giving.

    事實上,我們的大腦和我們的身體是出於本能地付出的

  • When we give, our endorphins kick in,

    當我們付出,我們的腦內啡開始分泌

  • giving us this natural high feeling.

    讓我們自然有開心的感覺

  • They've actually called it the "helper's high."

    他們稱之為「助人快感」

  • Our oxygen levels rise, this would be our love hormone.

    氧氣濃度提高,而這將成為我們的愛的賀爾蒙

  • And for those of you

    而對於你們

  • that have been looking for the Fountain of Youth,

    一直在尋找青春之泉的人來說

  • it's our body's natural anti-aging remedy.

    這是我們身體的天然抗衰老療法

  • And that feeling I got when I volunteer with my dad,

    當我和我爸做志工時,我得到了那種感覺

  • that's serotonin, our body's happy transmitter.

    那是血清素,我們身體的快樂傳遞者

  • But here's the icing on the cake.

    但好事不只一件

  • Our cortisol levels drop.

    我們的皮質醇水平下降

  • This is our stress hormone.

    這是我們的壓力賀爾蒙

  • Giving reduces anxiety and stress and it makes us happy.

    付出減少焦慮及壓力並帶給我們快樂

  • Now what if I told you,

    現在,如果我告訴你

  • you could be happy every day, and it's simple.

    你可以每天都快樂,而且很簡單

  • In fact, it's so simple a three-year-old can do it.

    事實上,這簡單到連一個三歲小孩都可以做到

  • Well, on my first son Nick's third birthday,

    在我第一個兒子 Nick 生日時

  • I decided I was going to teach him how he could be happy every day.

    我決定我要教他要如何每天都快樂

  • I was going to teach Nick to give.

    我教了 Nick 付出

  • I introduced the idea over a birthday cake and ice cream:

    我在生日蛋糕及冰淇淋的存在下介紹了這個概念

  • "Nick, we are going to start this super-fun family project together.

    「Nick 我們將要一起開始一個超級好玩的家庭計畫。」

  • We are going to give back to the world every day for one year."

    「我們在一年的每一天都要回饋世界。」

  • Now I waited to see the excitement on his face -

    然後我期待看到他臉上興奮的表情

  • that excitement that I was feeling -

    我感到的那種興奮

  • and instead, he says, "Mommy, how many days are in a year?"

    然而,他說,「媽媽,一年中有多少天呢 ? 」

  • (Laughter)

    (笑聲)

  • Oh yeah, not exactly the response I was looking for,

    對,不是我要的答案

  • but Nick was just three.

    但 Nick 才三歲

  • I had to approach this daily giving idea a little differently.

    我不得不提出一些不同的方式來教導付出的概念

  • Still, I got out some craft paper and a big box of crayons,

    我拿出一些紙及一盒蠟筆

  • and I started again:

    再試一次

  • "Nick, we're going to do one thing to be kind, helpful, giving

    「Nick 我們要來做一些友善、幫助人的事

  • to a person, an animal, or the planet

    對別人、動物或地球付出

  • every day for 365 days."

    持續在 365 天的每一天。」

  • Now, when I shared this idea with friends and the family,

    當我將這個概念與朋友和家人分享時

  • they thought I was being, shall we say, a little ambitious.

    他們覺得我太有雄心壯志了

  • I was going to give back to the world every day for 365 days

    我想要在 365 天的每一天都對世界付出

  • with a three-year-old.

    與一個三歲男孩一起

  • I agreed, it seemed like a lot,

    我同意,這真的有點難

  • but not when you start small, just one give, one day at a time.

    但如果當你從小的付出開始,只有一次,一次一天,這將會變得還好

  • Nick and I started a list, just to get us going,

    Nick 和我開始列出清單,讓我們跟著做

  • had to be easy and close to home.

    那必須是要簡單且離家近的

  • Donate towels and blankets for a local animal shelter,

    捐毛巾及毯子給附近的動物之家

  • pick up garbage, recycle,

    撿垃圾,回收

  • give clothes to a favorite charity; and our list went on.

    捐一些衣服給我們喜歡的慈善團體,我們的清單持續增加

  • Well, Nick quickly caught on,

    Nick 很快地跟上了腳步

  • and now he was excited.

    而非常地興奮

  • He was actually so excited

    他真的非常地興奮

  • he wanted to start that day, on his birthday.

    他希望在他生日的那天開始

  • So, first stop,

    所以,第一站

  • down at the local animal shelter to donate towels and blankets.

    去當地的動物之家捐贈毛巾及毯子

  • When we walked into that shelter

    當他走進動物之家時

  • you instantly got hit

    你馬上被震撼到

  • by this smell of somewhere between wet dog and disinfectant.

    因為不知道從哪飄過來的混雜著狗及清潔劑的味道

  • We could hear dogs barking.

    我們可以聽到狗在叫

  • I knew they were locked in cages; they were behind a closed door.

    我知道他們被鎖在籠子裡,在門的後面

  • Nick handed our towels and blankets over to the nice lady behind the desk.

    Nick 將毛巾及毯子交給一位看起來很好坐在桌子後面的女士

  • She gave us a big smile and she thanked us for our donation.

    她給了我們一個大大的微笑,並謝謝我們所做的捐贈

  • Well, as we turned to leave,

    然而當我們要離開時

  • Nick noticed two big glass doors that led into a room filled with cats.

    Nick 注意到兩扇巨大的玻璃門通向一個充滿貓的房間

  • He went up to that glass and he peered in,

    他走向玻璃門並往內窺視

  • and then he turned to me and said,

    而他轉向我並說

  • "Mommy, can you see those cats sleeping on that red blanket back there.

    「媽媽,你可以看到睡在那個紅色毯子上的貓嗎 ?」

  • Will our blankets be for those cats?"

    「我們送來的毯子也會給牠們嗎 ?」

  • He turned to the nice lady behind the desk and she said, "You bet."

    他轉向那個坐在桌子後面看起來很好的女士,而她回答:「是的。」

  • You'd just see Nick's little brain going.

    你看看 Nick 小腦袋裡發生的事

  • He was making the connection

    他開始了連結

  • that his daily give was going to help those cats.

    他的付出將會幫助那些貓

  • Nick learned that very first day,

    Nick 就在第一天學到了這件事

  • as he turned to me and he smiled and he said,

    因為他轉向我並笑著對我說

  • "Awesome, Mom,"

    「太棒了,媽。」

  • that giving made him happy.

    付出使他快樂

  • Day two, down at the beach for a little fun in the sun and a game:

    第二天,在沙灘上享受陽光和遊戲的樂趣

  • how much garbage could we pick up in three minutes or less

    我們可以在三分鐘或以內撿多少垃圾

  • because that was the attention span of my three-year-old.

    因為那是我三歲兒子的能專注的時間

  • (Laughter)

    (笑聲)

  • Day three, we took that garbage and we sorted it.

    第三天,我們拿著垃圾並分類

  • At the ripe old age of three, Nick learned to recycle.

    Nick 在三歲後期,學會了垃圾分類

  • Well, daily giving quickly became a routine for Nick,

    每天都付出很快地成了 Nick 的日常

  • just like kind of brushing his teeth.

    就像他刷他的牙一樣

  • Well, actually come to think of it,

    實際上是覺得

  • it would be easier to teach a three-year-old to give every day

    教一個三歲小孩每天付出

  • than it is to brush their teeth every day, for sure.

    確實比起教他每天刷牙簡單多了

  • Nick asked if we could share our daily giving adventures

    Nick 問我們可不可以分享我們每天付出的冒險

  • with our friends and family,

    給我們的朋友與家人

  • so they could follow along.

    好讓他們也加入我們

  • So that very first day

    所以就在那一天

  • I started a blog and I called it 365give.

    我開了一個部落格叫 「365 天的付出」

  • Now, just so you know,

    現在,就如你們所知道的

  • I am not a writer or some social media guru,

    我不是作家或社交媒體專家

  • so you can imagine how surprised I was

    所以你可以想像我會有多麼驚訝

  • when people started reading the blog other than my friends and family.

    當我知道除了我的朋友家人外還有其他人來逛我的部落格

  • They started reading and engaging from all over the world.

    來自世界各地的人們開始閱讀並關注

  • They send me emails and leave comments with their daily giving stories

    他們寄給我電子郵件並留言分享他們日常的付出故事

  • because they were inspired by Nick.

    因為他們被 Nick 啟發了

  • Actually, I was so excited I'm going to share just a few with you today.

    實際上,我很興奮,我今天要和你分享這一些

  • So, Henry from London, England, wrote:

    來自英國倫敦的 Henry 寫到:

  • "I walk past the same homeless man every day on my way to work.

    「在我上班的路上,我每天都會遇到同一個無家可歸的人

  • Today I brought him breakfast,

    今天我帶給他早餐

  • he was so grateful I stopped,

    他對我的舉動非常感激

  • it's going to be my daily give every day from now on."

    從現在開始,這將成為我每天付出的日常。」

  • Arwoney from Lira, Uganda:

    來自烏干達里拉的 Arwoney:

  • "I took four children that live on a street near my home to lunch today.

    「今天我帶著四個住在我家附近的小孩吃午飯

  • The children were so happy to have a meal,

    孩子們非常快樂地吃飯

  • and for the first time in a long time they felt like somebody cared."

    這是過了很久的第一次他們覺得有人在乎他們。」

  • Amy from Australia:

    來自澳大利亞的 Amy:

  • "I'm a grade four teacher,

    「我是一位四年級老師

  • and I started 365give, a daily giving practice, in my classroom."

    我在我的課堂裡開始我的「365 天的付出」,每日付出的練習

  • Well, this one - this one took me by surprise.

    嗯,這一個,讓我感到意外

  • Could you really teach 365give in a classroom?

    你真的可以在課堂上教「365 天的付出」嗎 ?

  • I didn't know, I was just a mom.

    我並不知道,我只是一個媽媽

  • But as fate has it,

    但命運如此

  • I get a call from my good friend Sarah.

    我接到了我的好朋友 Sarah 的電話

  • She's a local elementary school teacher

    她是當地的小學老師

  • and she says, "Jacqueline,

    她說:「Jacqueline,

  • I want to take the 365give concept into my classroom.

    我想將『365天的付出』這個概念帶進我的課堂中

  • Actually, my entire school."

    實際上是帶入整個學校。」

  • Well, we were both so excited, we went to work.

    然而,我們都很興奮,我們就去做了

  • We created an educational program,

    我們建立了一個教育計劃

  • a tool for teachers that integrates a simple daily giving practice

    作為老師的一個工具,結合簡單的日常付出練習

  • with their curriculum,

    與他們的課程

  • we called it the 365give challenge.

    我們將其稱為「365天的付出」挑戰

  • It's unique

    這是獨一無二的

  • because it's powered by the kids.

    因為它是由孩子們發動的

  • They choose how they're going to give,

    他們選擇將要如何付出

  • support causes and impact the world in ways that they choose.

    支持公益並以他們選擇的方式影響世界

  • We started in Sarah's school,

    我們從 Sarah 的學校開始

  • and I actually couldn't wait to hear how the kids were going to give.

    我實在迫不及待地想聽孩子們將如何付出

  • A few weeks into the challenge,

    經過幾個星期的付出挑戰

  • I went down

    我深入校園

  • and I met with a grade two class, seven-year-old kids.

    我遇到了一班二年級,七歲的孩子

  • When I walked into that classroom,

    當我走進那個教室

  • I'm not sure who was more excited,

    我不確定到底是誰更興奮

  • me or the kids.

    我還是孩子們

  • First up was Arman,

    第一個站起來的是 Arman

  • he waved his hand frantically,

    他瘋狂地揮揮手

  • he just couldn't wait to tell me

    他迫不及待想告訴我

  • all about the fresh-baked cookies they had made

    所有關於他們所製作的新鮮餅乾

  • and delivered to their local firehouse.

    拿去送給他們當地的消防站的事

  • They want to thank the firefighters for all they did in their community.

    他們要感謝消防隊員為社區所做的一切

  • Arman was just beaming with pride.

    Arman 滿心驕傲

  • Next up was Mia.

    接下來是 Mia

  • Well, Mia's little cousin had suffered from cancer that year,

    Mia 的小表弟當年患上了癌症

  • and the kids, the entire class,

    而孩子們,整個班級

  • they decided they were going to do a popcorn sale, right at school.

    他們決定在學校舉辦義賣

  • They raised 252 dollars, over recess,

    他們於下課時間募集了 252 美元

  • and they donated it to a charity that supports kids with cancer.

    他們把它捐贈給了一個支持癌症兒童的慈善機構

  • But this is the part that just about had me in tears

    但這就是讓我感動的部分

  • because I could never have dreamed

    因為我從未想像過

  • that my super fun family project with my son

    我與我兒子的超有趣家庭計畫

  • could cause a ripple to so many.

    可以激起這麼多的漣漪

  • And it's what their teacher, Mrs., said to me,

    這是他們的老師 Story 小姐對我說的話

  • "Jacqueline, my kids

    「Jacqueline,我的孩子們

  • are understanding how their actions can make a better world.

    了解他們的行動如何能夠創造一個更美好的世界

  • It's connected them to each other and their community,

    它將他們連接到彼此及他們的社群

  • and most importantly, it's making my classroom happy."

    且最重要的是,它讓我的課程是快樂的。」

  • The 365give challenge has now touched over 5,000 children in 25 schools,

    「365 天的付出」挑戰目前已觸及 25 所學校的 5,000 多名孩子

  • and we have only just begun.

    而我們才剛剛開始而已

  • (Cheers) (Applause)

    (歡呼) (鼓掌)

  • Thank you.

    謝謝

  • (Cheers) (Applause)

    (歡呼) (鼓掌)

  • The kids are sharing their daily giving stories with other kids,

    孩子們正在與其他孩​​子分享他們的日常付出的故事

  • and it's creating a ripple

    而它正在引發漣漪

  • into their families, their communities, and around the world.

    到他們的家人、社群以及全世界

  • The challenge was created for kids, but it's actually for all of us,

    這挑戰是創造給孩子們的,但實際上是給我們所有人的

  • doesn't matter where you live, what you do or how old you are.

    無論你住在哪裡,你做什麼或者你多大了

  • Just imagine if we all did it.

    想像一下,如果我們都這樣做了

  • It started with just one child giving every day,

    它開始於只有一個孩子每天的付出