If you know someone who is lonely or going through a difficult time, make an effort to be a bright spot in their life. Whether their loneliness is due to health issues, financial reasons, grief due to loss or personal reasons, isolation can be overwhelming. Use this day as a reminder to contact those people in your life who need a little extra love and attention. Your small act of kindness can make a big difference to them. One word or special consideration may brighten their world at just the right moment.
National Cheer Up the Lonely Day falls on July 11th. The day was started by a Detroit man who made it a point of cheering up people in nursing homes or in their own home. He chose his birthday to take time to visit lonely shut-ins who didn’t have friends or family to check in on them.
The Cheer Up the Lonely Day is an opportunity to make an a lonely person and happy. Any time you can make someone happy, you’ve done a good thing, and should be proud of yourself. Spend some time today cheering up lonely people. It’s easy to do just spend some time with them.
Loneliness is an inevitable part of life. For a some people, its can be temporary, and for a others it may be a daily struggle. Loneliness can affect the young and the old, and people from all walks of life. It can be harmful to the mental, physical, and social health of those suffering from it.
Cheer Up The Lonely Day, on July 11 every year, happened to be the birthday of Francis Pesek from Michigan, who started the whole thing. Word got out, and it became a movement. His idea was to do something nice for lonely people those in nursing homes who never get visitors, or who lived alone with no friends; it doesn’t matter.
On National Cheer Up the Lonely Day, you don’t have to do much. You could stop by an elderly person’s house and prepare an afternoon tea. Call someone on the phone for a chat. Take someone out for dinner. It’s up to you. Just make sure you’re taking time to socialize with a senior citizen.
It also depresses, hurts, and really has nothing going for it at all. It’s perhaps with this in mind that National Cheer Up Someone Lonely Day sprang into being, a day to help grow awareness of the lonely and to brighten up their lives a little. As with all these things, though, a day isn’t enough, so let’s talk about this some more and look at some ideas for keeping the sentiment going year-round.
How to Celebrate:-
1.This is a one holiday that is vey easy to celebrate. All you need to do is make someone feel loved. If you know someone who could use your company, spend some time with them, make them their favorite meal, give them some encouragement, and let them know that you enjoy your time with them.
2. the person lives far a away, send them a note and to tell them that you miss them and that you think about them. Or what about sending them a little gift – perhaps their favorite candy or a bunch of flowers?
Volunteer your time to work with the elderly in a nursing home – not only will you be bringing cheer in their lives, you may get to hear some amazing stories about their past.
3.Learn more about the connection between mental health and loneliness and what you can do to ward off loneliness in your life and in the lives of others.
4.Invite someone who has just moved to your town for coffee and cake and get to know them better.