This post is brought to you by New York Life to share their Keep Good Going campaign. All opinions are our own.
Did you ever watch a film online or a commercial on television that is so powerful, it just gives you goosebumps? New York Life’s Keep Good Going latest film does just that. It’s an incredible message about a son’s celebration of the similarities between him and his father. The film features photographs of the man with his father alongside photos of himself with his own child. While the hairstyles and clothing may be different, the bond between a father and his child remains the same across the two generations. Take a look at the video:
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We are all a reflection of the good that came before us
Did you notice that tagline in the film? I absolutely love it. I often think about how I am the product of so many people that helped raise me. While my father wasn’t a part of my life, I was incredibly lucky to have an amazing grandfather who more than filled in for my missing dad. From him, I get my incredible imagination and love of technology. From my grandmother, I get my desire to help others and my relatively even temper. My mother gave me her strength to get through life as a single mom. From my aunts, I received my independent spirit and my compassion. I am a reflection of the good that came before me, just as I know my son will be a reflection of the good I show him in life.
New York Life Keep Good Going Campaign
The Keep Good Going campaign by New York Life has one simple goal: to celebrate and perpetuate the good that surrounds us every day. In the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it is so important to take a moment to acknowledge the beauty in the simplest acts of kindness. How can you keep good going during the holidays? How about:
- Holding a door for a stranger with an arm full of packages.
- Bringing a batch of your famous holiday cookies to a lonely neighbor…and staying to enjoy them over a cup of coffee and conversation.
- Telling a frazzled, overwhelmed cashier at the mall that she’s doing a wonderful job (trust me, as a seasonal retail employee, I know you’ll make her day!).
- Leaving a little “thank you” note with your tip for the waitress at your favorite restaurant.
- Smiling at everyone you pass, even when you’re feeling so overwhelmed that you’d rather be frowning. Actually, ESPECIALLY when you feel like frowning!
It doesn’t take money or even much time to keep good going. All it takes is a desire to get out there and celebrate the joyful moments in life. We hope you will share this powerful Keep Good Going film with your family and friends. It’s such a beautiful reminder to celebrate the good that came before us and made us who we are today.
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How do you keep good going and celebrate those who came before you?