Cheer Up the Lonely Day
About Cheer Up the Lonely Day
When is Cheer Up the Lonely Day? This holiday is always celebrated on July 11
It’s a terrible feeling to be lonely. It leads to depression. Nothing good comes out of it. Sometimes all it takes is a little attention or a small act of kindness to change a person’s entire day for the good. Cheer Up the Lonely Day is an opportunity to make a lonely person happy. Any time you can make someone happy, you’ve done a good thing, and should be proud of yourself. And participating in this July 11 holiday will make you feel good, too.
Lonely people usually have few friends and loved ones. They may have lost loved ones and friends over the years. While we often think of elderly people as lonely, loneliness can affect people of any age. Perhaps you are lonely, too.
Use this day to make a difference in someone’s life. What a lonely person needs, is face-to-face time with other people. Spend some time today cheering up lonely people. It’s easy to do…..just spend some time with them. When you visit, bring happy things to talk about. Keep the conversation upbeat, and lively. When you leave, give them a big hug and let them know you enjoyed the stay.
Today’s Theme Songs:
Only the Lonely (1960) by Roy Orbison
Mr. Lonely (1962) by Bobby Vinton
How to Celebrate and Participate in Cheer Up the Lonely Day
Here are some ways to celebrate Cheer Up the Lonely Day:
- Think of people you know who just might need a little joy and cheer. Contact them.
- Visit an elderly person or someone who lives alone.
- Take someone to lunch.
- Send a greeting card or make a phone call to loved ones who are on their own, but live too far to visit.,
Thought for Today
“The ability to speak in several languages is an asset, but the ability to keep your mouth shut in any language is priceless.” – – Author Unknown
History and Origin of Cheer Up the Lonely Day
According to L.J. Pesek, Cheer Up the Lonely Day was created by her father, Francis Pesek from Detroit, Michigan. She told us that he “was a quiet, kind, wonderful man who had a heart of gold. He got the idea as a way of promoting kindness toward others who were lonely or forgotten as shut-ins or in nursing homes with no relatives or friends to look in on them.” Francis Pesek chose this day because it was his birthday.
More July 11 Holidays
Here are more July 11 holidays we are sure you will enjoy:
National Blueberry Muffins Day
More About Today
Flower of the Day: American Giant Sunflowers
Recipe of the Day: Banana Nut Muffin
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