Have you ever heard the phrase “money can’t buy happiness?” If you have, then you probably believed it, but the truth is that we can! If you have ever felt happier after buying your friend a drink or your loved one a gift, then you bought yourself some happiness! When we spend our money on others, not only do we increase their happiness, we skyrocket ours. According to a study published by Nature Communications, being generous increases our happiness. When we use our money in ways that are kind to others, we are investing in our happiness and strengthening social connections. Whether you can use $5 or $300 for a gesture, the simple act of being generous will bring you happiness. So, give it a try and spread some kindness around. If you have a loved one living in a nursing home, why not show them some love with a bag of goodies! The bag can be filled with anything like books, snacks, or chocolate. The most important part is the gesture. Remember your seniors, especially now when you cannot visit them! Show them you care with a goodie bag; it will brighten your day and theirs as well.
Readers, if you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, call your nearest medical facility and seek care right away. If you have an underlying condition like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or respiratory conditions, shelter in place and stay away from others or busy areas, for the most up-to-date information about the Coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
OurSeniors.org is on a mission to reach out to isolated seniors in the local community. Help bring joy to their lives by donating or volunteering to visit a facility. A little mindfulness can go a long way. We hope you enjoy this winter season from our team at OurSeniors.org.