In the latest Kia Soul commercial, we see the Hamsters bring different people and cultures together through the power of music and an epic jam session to put more positivity out in the world. Listen as Nathaniel Rateliff & Soul Hamsters, join Kia in promoting unity, togetherness, and world peace through music. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQQkElKi0NQ&feature=youtu.be

The world needs more Soul. Every day it seems like more and more negativity fills our screens and people are becoming increasingly divided. But it’s time to change that. It’s time to celebrate our differences and unite. With the Soul spirit in mind, we thought up 8 easy ways to put some Soul in your day. 

8 Easy Ways to Put Some Soul In Your Day

Learn a New Language

Since a language is a doorway to a particular culture, learning a new language enables a person to have a broader understanding of that race or culture. Opening up to a culture allows you to be more flexible and appreciative of other ways of doing and looking at things. As a result, if you are multilingual, you have the advantage of seeing the world from different vantage points. In today’s interconnectedness, this is a valuable tool.

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Try a New Cuisine

Variety is the spice of life and trying new foods is healthy for you, too. Plus, one of the most fun ways to explore another culture is through your belly. 

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Volunteer

The most noticeable effect people get from volunteering is the satisfaction of giving back and making a difference in your community. But in addition to a sense of pride and satisfaction, studies have shown that those who volunteer also learn to solve problems, connect with others and improve lives – their own and others. 

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Connect with Someone Who is Different from you

One of the best ways to grow as a person is to connect with someone who is different from you. Perhaps they’re from another country, have a different viewpoint on life, come from another ethnic or religious background, or perhaps they just live their life in a way that is different from you. We all have stories to tell and share that just might change the way someone sees the world. 

Participate in a Community Event

In a world that seems more connected than ever there is still a strong sense of divide and disconnect. Participating in community events lets us get to know our neighbors, turning strangers into friends and makes our corner of the world feel just a little bit more secure.

Perform a Random Act of Kindness 

“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. ” – Princess Diana

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Master an Authentic Dish from a Place You Have Traveled

One of my favorite parts discovering a new culture includes learning how to make at least one dish from the region. It allows me to bring a taste of the world home with me to share with family and friends. Plus, creating the dish is a sensory experience that draws my memory back to my travels. I often share these recipes on the blog so you can also taste my journeys!

Smile at a Stranger

They say it’s better to be the one who smiled than the one who didn’t smile back. Give a stranger a smile today and it just might be the thing that turns their whole day around, without costing a single thing. 

Listen to Music

“Music is the one true universal language. It transcends borders and boundaries, connecting people on an emotional level because it’s something we can all understand, feel and appreciate,” said Colin Jeffery, chief creative officer, David&Goliath. In the case of the Kia Hamsters, they use the power of music to unite people from around the world.
 

You can share your own positive comments, pics, and GIFs using the #ShareSomeSoul hashtag to add a little more Soul to the world. 

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2 comments

  1. I can’t decide which one of these is more defining for me. Music is a huge part of my life but so is volunteering. My entire family has been changed and is dedicated to both. Thanks for sharing!

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