In her latest video, health and wellbeing vlogger Scola Dondo sits down with her four-year-old sister to see what brings her happiness and what lessons we can take from this in our adult lives.
In How To Be Happy: Advice from a 4 Year Old, Scola Dondo introduces us to the cutest four-year-old: her sister, Kiki, who Scola describes as “super duper happy”. While Kiki starts off a little shy, it soon becomes clear she loves talking and she opens up to her older sister, sharing what makes her so happy.
Scola aims to “reignite the happiness and joy we felt when we were younger”, asking Kiki about all the elements in her life that bring her happiness and how we can apply these to our everyday lives.
Mentioning seeing friends and playing with her toys, Kiki prompts Scola to point out the changes that we experience in friendships as we grow older and the importance of making time for your loved ones. She says that this is because “something happens as we get older and that happiness just sort of goes away”, blaming this on the world and how we react to it.
The bond between Scola and Kiki is very clear and throughout the video, in a very lighthearted manner, the two share an incredible lesson about how, as we grow older, we all battle with life troubles but we should not let that overshadow the small things which bring us happiness.
As Scola says, we should be focusing on “not letting sadness take over, looking on the brighter side of things”. While it’s not always easy as life is very complicated (something which Scola acknowledges), being mindful of this is key to keeping hold of the happiness of our youth.
We adored all the fun-loving moments in the video such as the camera fail when Kiki accidentally knocks it over, and mid-video pause for a sip of a Fruit Shoot – an essential for any video making session.
If you’re looking for an uplifting, motivational video to help make you smile, How To Be Happy: Advice from a 4 Year Old is the one for you.
Check out our cover interview with Scola, where she chats all about feeling like a superhero! Alternatively, for another Video Spotlight, learn about how sign language isn’t universal with Rikki Poynter.