If you create it, they will come

One of the things that has been most nourishing for my soul in the Bring Smiles to Seniors program is the generosity and compassion that people from all over the world have shown to us. People giving of their time and talent to join our Bring Smiles journey to make as many seniors as possible smile and be reminded that they are loved , remembered and cared for.

A couple months ago one of our card angels suggested that we start a Facebook community within our main Facebook page where our card angels could come together to share their ideas, their work and their creative energy. At the time I wasn’t sure that I could add one more thing to my plate, but I have incredible volunteers and Renee, who manages our home delivery program, asked to be the group moderator. I gave it my full blessing and off it went.

One by one people started to join. We made it a private group, where we could have a safe community for our card angels to come together and be themselves with each other. Come together they did in a big way. In the short time the group has been in operation I have seen compassion, kindness, sharing and support for each other at it’s finest. It is a place where you can escape from the outside world and immerse yourself in creativity and the passion for what you do. It has become a place to be uplifted, encouraged, motivated and active.

What the group has shown is that when people come together for a common cause to do good things, magical things happen. Whey you provide a community where people are free to be themselves, devoid of all the distractions of the outside world, amazing things can be accomplished. The people who are part of this group show love and exemplify humanity at its finest.

A big thank you to Renee for the time and dedication she puts in to making this group what it has become. Thank you to each and every participant in the group for making it successful. I drop in from time to time to get inspired myself just by watching all of you and it makes my heart full. Most of all thank you for proving that if you create it, they will come.

If you follow our program, are a card artist and are willing to answer a few simple questions, you are welcome to be a part of this amazing group of card artists that we call card angels. Facebook.com/bringsmilestoseniors

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