Be THE LIGHT
Garlands member Bonnie Smith Smiley’s friendliness, outgoing personality, and yes, smile, consistently exceed even the highest of those expectations.
Bonnie’s life journey began in California and led her and her husband, Don, to serve in Guam and then return to California, Washington, New York, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin and Florida. With their son’s encouragement, they eventually moved to The Garlands where Bonnie’s effervescent personality graces Happy Hours, dinners, art and fitness classes, and even the stage as a member of The Garlands Play Readers.
Bonnie, who remarried Ken Smiley after Don passed away, professes a gratitude attitude about The Garlands, when she grins and says, “I’m just thankful to be here.” Her happiness philosophy is really pretty simple:
“Just love one another and be God’s light.”
It’s no surprise that with her welcoming ways Bonnie founded The Garlands Welcome and Cheer committees through which she has served as a guiding light for many of her Garlands neighbors over the years.