Social media expresses acts of kindness with #ShareYourGratitude
By Dawn Booth, Connect Weekly
The Northern Lights Health Foundation brought people together on social media to celebrate their first-ever Gratitude Day on June 1.
Officially declared by the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, the day was inspired by the Foundation’s Gratitude Campaign. Its purpose was for everyone to spend the day celebrating what they are most grateful for and take part in acts of kindness.
As the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre is still in the progress of being fully accessible to the public, the Foundation explained they decided to stick with their initial plan in celebrating the day to help keep the residents of the Wood Buffalo region positive and inspired.
“In light of the recent wildfires in Wood Buffalo, (Gratitude Day) has taken on an even greater meaning,”
Susanne Chaffey, Executive Director of the Foundation, stated in a release. “We felt it was important to hold this day as a way of uplifting those effected and bringing positivity to such a difficult situation.”
By using the hashtag #ShareYourGratitude, people took part by sharing special videos, photos and messages from various places across Canada.
The Foundation further stated its ultimate goal for Gratitude Day is for the Wood Buffalo community and others to make it their own for the many years to come.
To learn more about Gratitude Day and the Northern Lights Health Foundation’s Gratitude Campaign, visit www.gratitudecampaign.ca