A weekly feature for Lumby, Cherryville, and area seniors. For more information about any of the following please contact Colleen or Jenny at (250) 547-8866 Whitevalley Community Resource Centre Office (250) 547-8866, Saddle Mountain Drop In (778) 930-0509. Funding support provided by the Province of British Columbia (Community Gaming), Interior Health and United Way North Okanagan Columbia Shuswap.
Some Good Things Can Be Contagious

It is no big surprise that bringing a smile to another person’s face can help you just as much as them.  In fact, a study done recently by Psychology Research Magazine found that the interaction between witnessing another person’s positive facial movements causes a perception of happiness in the viewer’s face.  Therefore, seeing joy is a contagious sharing of happiness.  What a great thing to catch from someone these days!

“A smile cures the wounding of a frown.” – William Shakespeare 

“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” – William Arthur Ward

“You’ll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile.” – Charlie Chaplin

“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” – Mother Teresa 

“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” – Phyllis Diller

“Never regret anything that made you smile and remember that wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” – Mark Twain

Loneliness and depression can be quite common in the elderly population.  It can make a huge difference in a senior’s day to simply connect with them; even if it is just a friendly hello and a smile. 

Bring some joy to a senior’s face and spread some contagious happiness. 

“Today, give someone one of your smiles.  It may be the only sunshine they see all day.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

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