When I heard June had a National Day of Joy, my thoughts sprang immediately to summertime fun of childhood.
Endless hours playing outside with friends.
Favorite sweet treats.
Tranquil times, lost in nature and a good book.
Music of my own making.
Fancy feet flying to the rhythm of my heart.
Roasting marshmallows at night by the glimmer of fireflies over dimming campfire embers.
But the Comfort Keepers had something more in mind when they created this day in 2019. These dedicated caregivers for seniors encouraged all to experience the simple joys that are present, even in hard times, if we take the time to look. Like a ready smile,
that turns easily into contagious laughter.
The Comfort Keepers urge us to see and love the family that surrounds us every day.
On this National Day of Joy, let’s remember that a simple kindness may mean more than we will ever know.