When I started the Bring Smiles to Seniors program, I did so to ensure that seniors in senior communities were not forgotten and were reminded that they were loved. So many people no longer had visitors, received cards or had other contact from family and friends. Many have reached the age where there is just no one left. What I did not expect was the impact the program was going to have on those people that chose to get involved in what we do and go on this amazing journey with us.
Sometimes life deals us a hand where we just need a purpose. It can be a channel for our creative outlets, something that soothes our nerves or even something that enhances the amazing life that we may already have. We know that we have a place in the world, we just sometimes lose our way in realizing the value that we bring to all of those around us.
I have heard from many of you that this program has provided just that outlet. You have shared your heartwarming stories with me that have helped continue to validate why we work hard every day to do what we do. In bringing enhancement to your lives, you have enhanced our lives in all the various ways that you participate. Compound that with the joy that you are bringing to the seniors that are receiving the cards on the other end and we have developed quite the winning combination together.
We all feel like we want to be a part of something. When when are able to be a part of something that does so much good, it truly becomes food for our well being. I tell everyone that my day job feeds my stomach, this program feeds my soul. Your messages and stories help me to continue to believe that I and every member of the Bring Smiles team have found our purpose.
The unintended consequence of what the program is doing for all those who participate fills my heart with an enormous amount of joy. Watching all of you share your talent with each other and seeing you interact on our posts and blogs shows me that we have created a community of wonderful people all coming together for a common purpose. We appreciate you for all you do.
Have a great day and remember to be the reason someone smiles.