Scotties Toy Box

August 9, 2017

So I sit. 

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 14:49

We are often told how our actions can have huge consequences for others. As these powerful words demonstrate it is also the actions we don’t take that can hurt others so badly. I live in an retirement mobile home and I have known of older people who have moved back to where their families were from because they did not drive anymore and needed to have people to take them places. They simply couldn’t trust that when they needed it rides would be there. I know that in my area one of the things hospice volunteers do is drive home hospice patients to their appointments. Why must it be that someone needs hospice care before they have a way to get the things they need. I was visiting an elderly lady and she was getting her morning coffee and her milk was bad. But just a little she said as she used it. I stopped her, and asked why she was going to use milk that had passed. She looked at me and replied “because it is all I have”. I went and got her new milk. These words have reminded me to be thankful, I am going to not only walk again someday, I will be able to drive. When I do I hope I remember this post, and think of those around me, and offer to help. The old saying do unto others as you would have them do unto you. I will ask if they need anything or if they have an appointment, because some day if I am lucky I will be elderly and I will not be able to drive, and I don’t want to have to use spoiled milk. Hugs

1 Comment »

  1. One of life’s saddest truths is most people are too self absorbed to extend a helping hand to people in need.It breaks my heart to realize the elderly, disabled and mentally ill are seen as problems rather than persons of value. Thank you for posting 🙂

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    Comment by Notes To Ponder — August 10, 2017 @ 02:19

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