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Feel Good Friday: Open Invitation

The holidays can be a stressful and lonely time for many people. This story is about a man who overcame isolation and made his own traditions. Scott Macaulay was going through a rough time in 1985, he had just gotten divorced and his parents had just divorced as well, leading him to have nowhere to go on Thanksgiving.

Initially he was going to eat dinner in front of the tv but then he decided to do something more ambitious. He put an ad out in the paper to invite twelve people to his home for a holiday meal he would cook. He has done this every year since. This event has grown along the way and changed many people’s lives.

Scott’s story is inspirational. Is there something in your life getting you down? What can you do to change it? It doesn’t have to be a huge change, small steps make a difference too.

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.