Elder’s Message of the Day

“Laughter is a necessity in life that does not cost much, and the Old ones say that one of the greatest healing powers in our life is the ability to laugh.”
–Larry P.Aitken, CHIPPEWA

Laughter is a good stress eliminator. Laughter causes healing powers to be distributed through our bodies. Laughter helps heal relationships that are having problems. Laughter can change other people. Laughter can heal the sick. Laughter is spiritual. One of the greatest gifts among Indian people has been our ability to laugh. Humor is natural to Indian people. Sometimes the only thing left to do is laugh.

                                                         Great Spirit, allow me to laugh when times
                                                           get tough.

Humor is natural to everyone.
Mindy Smile

If you smile

“If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful, you are blessed
because the majority can, but most do not.”

Mahatma Gandhi

But, now that The Smile Revolution is HERE, that changes everything. Remember, if you smile, you will be blessing yourself and the whole world around you..when it’s sincere.
We need all of you to contribute  to the world being happy and greatful and smiling at each other..which means world peace. It IS possible..It IS natural to be kind. I know you all have challenges. We all do. But, they can be met, by leaning on a higher power that is here, now to help us all.

Mindy “Smile” Fradkin


“Joy is not in THINGS, it’s in US.”

   Richard Wagner

When are we going to realize that it’s not about accumulating THINGS that will make us happy? Yes, it’s nice to have beautiful things…but it’s not good to worship them. It says in the Bible that the LOVE of money is the ROOT of all evil. We need to love each other, not make Gods out of possessions. We are bombarded daily with advertisements of luxury items and the “promise” of the “good life” if you are able to attain them. The “good life” is NOW and its how much love you express daily..how kind you are to others daily..how patient you are daily..how many times you made someone smile daily…or laugh…or encouraged someone who needed it… and, of course utilizing your talents and contributing to others..through your work WITH LOVE. That, my friends, is why we are here.
Mindy “Smile” Fradkin