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Feel Good Friday: Alfie's Penguins
Tiny hand knitted sweaters, adorable penguins and the oldest man in an Australia? Are you smiling yet???
I first saw this article a few years ago and I thought it was so cute it stuck with me ever since! Basically the oldest man in Australia, Alfie Date, made a bunch of tiny sweaters for penguins to protect them from oil spills. He began knitting when he moved to a retirement home and one day the staff suggested that he knit for the Knits for Nature Program.
I think this story is amazing because it goes to show that no matter what your talent is, you can do something to make the world a better place. On top of that it shows us how important it is to try new things. Alfie had never knitted before he moved to the retirement home but he kept an open mind and discovered that he loved knitting. You don’t know what you’ll like until you give it a try!
The idea of Feel Good Fridays started because, we believe the simple things that bring a smile to our face, are some of the best things. Smiling and laughing has been proven to reduce stress in our lives! When we smile or laugh it releases neurotransmitters in our brain called endorphins, which are in charge of making us happy and helping to relieve stress.
Kathyn is a recent MSW graduate currently trying to #adult. Prior to joining mindyourmind Kathryn worked with youth in the community development sector. She loves being part of a team and working on creative projects. In her spare time Kathryn is a proud plant parent, home chef and avid volunteer. Kathryn is excited to be a part of the mindyourmind team and looks forward to working on innovative and stigma busting projects.
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