June 11 – National Making Life Beautiful Day

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills

National Making Life Beautiful Day is an opportunity to put a smile on someone’s face. Everyone needs a touch of beauty. Indeed, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” by Margaret Wolfe Hungerford shows us the value of an esthetic experience.

What makes your life beautiful may be acts of kindness or encouragement while another person values life behind a photographer’s lens. It’s unique and sometimes challenging to discover what touches the heart of those whom we love.

The list of possibilities is endless, so let’s take a look at the following ideas. One of these may spark an idea of how to brighten another person’s life.

Many people value a handmade gift. Are you known for your craft-making or is this a time to purchase a craft item as your token of the day?

Pets can calm us, make us laugh, and fill our hours with unconditional love.

Presenting a sports-minded person with a ticket(s) to a favorite game or offering to watch a game on the big screen may perk a lonely day.

Giving the gift of a meal or hosting a dinner is always appreciated.

Landscapes and Nature
A drive through the country, a hike, painting, photograph, a walk in the woods can calm the spirit and inspire hope.

Many of us thrive on being around others, especially friends and family.

Some measure beauty by personal success or the achievements of someone they love. Can this be your means to show life is beautiful?

Consider these options for an animal or bird enthusiast: a trip to the zoo, a farm, a safari, or a vivid documentary

The ability to provide enjoyment or watch a person relax shows caring.

Various art forms
This topic covers a wide range of options—flowers, sculptures, museums, architecture, a trip to the library, listening to music, and the list goes on.

Donation to a worthy cause
Charities and organizations that thrive on monetary gifts often steal the hearts of those touched by sincere mission statements.

So what about you? Care to share your plans to commemorate National Making Life Beautiful Day?

DiAnn’s Library Corner

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