Making time for the elderly

I hear this all the time, how busy people are. They have work, kids, grandkids, and other things they are involved in. But, what happens when our time comes? Who will make time for us? We can’t forget how they helped us when they were able. It’s time not to forget the good morals and values they taught us to take care of each other. If we schedule time in to help them in our lives, it will happen! I hope every person finds this a important thing to do. As long as we wake up every day, we have some kind of time to help. And, we should be honored to have this responsibility. Here is post going from Facebook:

“Today, I watched an elderly man struggle in theheat, who had obviously had a fall with a huge scrape and blood on his leg. He walked past people in the cafe, while he slowly made his way to his car. Not one person stopped. Or looked. Or acknowledged him. I took him to his car and checked he was ok. He told me he had a fall and wasn’t sure how the air con worked in his car so he just didn’t use it. I sat with him, until his air con kicked in and heard him talk about the old frail body that he is in, that fails him now, every single day.”

“When you see an elderly person walking down the street, searching in the supermarket or struggling to their car, take a minute out of your busy schedule and ask them if they need a hand. Think about your grandparents and your parents and how upset you would be if someone didn’t stop to help them. But more, think of them as you.”

“Once upon a time they were you. They were busy, they had work, they had children, and they were able. Today, they are just in an older body that is not going as fast as it used to and this busy life is confusing. They deserve our utmost respect and consideration. One day it will be you, it will be us. I wish more people cared more about them and acknowledged them for their admirable existence and jeez I hope someday, not that far away, someone does it for me.”

Thanks to the author, Adele Renee.

Paula MuellerComment