NATIONAL CHEER UP THE LONELY DAY – July 11th 2016


National Cheer Up the Lonely Day July 11

NATIONAL CHEER UP THE LONELY DAY

Each year on July 11, people across the United States are trying to make someone happy on National Cheer Up The Lonely Day.

If you know someone who is lonely or going through a difficult time due to health issues, financial reasons, grief due to loss or personal reasons, this was created as a day to reach out to them and try to cheer them up.  Your small act of kindness can make a big difference to them.

HOW TO OBSERVE

On National Cheer Up The Lonely Day, visit someone, send flowers, make a phone call, send a card or any other activity that engages that person. You will feel better as well. Use #CheerUpTheLonelyDay to share on social media.

HISTORY

Our research found that this day was created by Francis Pesek of Detroit, Michigan. His daughter, L.J. Pesek reports that he “was a quiet, kind, wonderful man who had a heart of gold.  The idea came to him as a way of promoting kindness toward others who were lonely or forgotten as shut-ins  or in nursing homes.”  July 10 was the birth date of Mr. Pesek.

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