October 6th is World Smile Day so this week we decided to have a session where our wonderful residents got to tell us what makes them smile.
We discussed our hobbies, our families, our memories, we shared our stories, our loves, our passions, and we smiled, a lot.
By the end of the afternoon there was a real sense of gratitude and warmth in the room. I’m not sure what responses we were expecting but it turns out that it is the simplest things – nature, animals, family, music, and kindness – that hold the key to our smiles. We also discovered that gin and chocolate rated pretty highly too.
Our residents’ smiles light up our days, their laughter makes us happy, and reminds us of the beauty in life's little moments. May your days be filled with smiles as bright and beautiful as those we witnessed today.