Friend for life nominated for Smile Award

Tracy and Debbie
Tracy and Debbie

Always being cheerful and happy to help others has led to a caring mum being nominated by her friend for the 2013 Smile Awards.

Tracy Macfarlane put forward Debbie Cronin for “making her life so much brighter”.

Tracy and Debbie, from Milton of Campsie, met as their two eldest sons are in the same class at school.

The mums hit it off with their shared love of yoga.

Tracy (39) said: “Debbie is always so cheerful, always smiling and is friendly to absolutely anyone she meets.

“She naturally has an open heart and wants to help people who may need it. She helps out other mums.

“I’ve never heard her complain. She’s made my life so much brighter just by being in it.”

Debbie (40) admitted she was a bit embarrassed by the nomination. She said: “I was surprised. I try to help when I can.”

Scotland’s Happiness Day will be held on Saturday, November 2, and to mark the occasion Johnston Press Scotland has joined forces with Stress the Positive as the main media sponsor for the Smile Awards.

The awards celebrate the unsung happy heroes that exist in our lives and communities.

Kim Macleod, founder of Stress the Positive and the Happiness Club, teaches NLP and positive psychology techniques to handle difficult times and increase real life happiness.

She created Scotland’s Happiness Day in 2012 and was honoured for her work and presented with a Happy Hero medal at the House of Lords on the first United Nations International Day of Happiness in March this year.

Nominations have been pouring in for the Smile Awards.

To nominate see this week’s paper or visit www.scotland