Put on your happy face and grin from ear-to-ear because it’s National Smile Week! This cheerful holiday is celebrated during the second week of August each year. National Smile Week was originally created to promote dental health, but over the years it has turned into a time to encourage healthy habits and share the positive effects of smiling! In honor of this joyous week, here are seven reasons to grin:
- It’s easy to smile
- Smiling is good for your health
- It’s fun to smile
- When you smile, you get to show off those pearly whites!
- Smiling makes you feel better when you’re sad
- When you smile, it makes other people happy
- Smiling leads to laughing
Why do you and your little ones enjoy smiling?
In honor of Aunt and Uncle’s Day, here are 7 reasons why being one of these special relatives is so wonderful:
- When they babysit they get to experience what life with kids is like. The only difference is they still get to enjoy sleeping through the night!
- Nieces and nephews will be honest with their aunts and uncles about anything.
- Kids will actually listen to the advice their aunts and uncles give.
- They get to have a blast at their nephew and nieces’ birthday parties, but don’t have to clean up the mess afterwards (unless they are asked to help)!
- Uncles and aunts get to relive their childhood through their nieces and nephews.
- Kids treat their aunts and uncles like their best friends.
- Aunts and uncles get to spoil their nieces and nephews on their birthdays and holidays, which makes them the favorite relative (for at least two days).
To all the aunts and uncles out there, we are wishing you an amazing day with the special little ones in your life!
When life hands you lemons, what do you do? According to American writer, Dale Carnegie, you should make lemonade! And that’s exactly what seven-year-old Quinn Callender decided to do to help raise money for his best friend, Brayden Grozdanich. Brayden has cerebral palsy and needs a surgery that will help him to walk without braces.
With the help of Quinn’s parents, social media, a fundraising website and some lemons, Quinn was able to spread the word about his lemonade stand to raise money to help pay for his best friend’s surgery. On July 6, 2014, Quinn and Brayden sold lemonade outside their local grocery store and needless to say, their fundraiser was a hit! The boys exceeded their goal of $20,000 and have reached over $59,000.
Photo from Youcaring.com
This Thoughtful Thursday, we applaud Quinn and his effort to help his best friend Brayden. We wish Brayden and his family a successful surgery!
If interested, there is still time to donate toward Brayden’s refreshing cause through Youcaring.com.