There was once an elderly, despondent woman in a nursing home. She wouldn't speak to anyone or request anything. She merely existed - rocking in her creaky old rocking chair.The old woman didn't have many visitors.
Thank you for rocking with me
GOOD MORNING !
So often it is the little things that count. At times companionship can mean more to us than gifts or money. Being the only person at my house has taught me the value of that for sure. When I had a growing family and was busy with them most every second of the day I used to dream of some time to myself. Now I dream about when the next family celebration will be so I can be with my children and their children.
Older people, well, older than myself; often tend to be shut- ins. Often they have no choice due to circumstances. They may not be able to drive themselves places or have the resources to go out much and just like in the poem above, there are many just biding their time in nursing homes. I read in an article that many are being taken advantage of by scammers and such. We need to be aware of our neighbors and friends living on their own and check up on them now and then. A kind word or two can mean an awful lot to them.
We had another beautiful summer like day on Monday and today should quite warm too. It does seem as though we are having our Indian Summer here in northern Ohio. The weather man says that it will be much cooler by the weekend. I’ll be dressing in my layers at the campground for sure.
All week long I’m a day ahead of myself at work. Since I have Friday off I suppose that’s a good thing but it does seem a little strange. Added to that is the fact that there really isn’t a whole lot to do anyway so even though it’s a short work week, the time will pass by slowly. I’d rather be busy.
For me it will be another ‘trip to the beach’ kind of day!
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
If someone listens, or stretches out a hand, or whispers a word of encouragement, or attempts to understand a lonely person, extraordinary things begin to happen.
‘ON YA’ - ma