The next weeks will be challenging as we are having some repairs done to the house. I don’t know how long it will take but I’m geared up to just putting up with the chaos. We will still be able to live here so that is a help.
Sometimes it is so frustrating not to be able to use the skills I developed over the years. I feel that so much experience is going to waste. Sometimes that is just how things go. I will continue to find places to help with the things that I can. It’s just that feelings get in the way and make me sad.
I have no reason to expect others to understand how much I have learned and how much I still have to give. I know that if I keep searching I will find someplace to continue the things I love. Life doesn’t always go along the way we want. I am continuing to explore things I have never done and keep learning and growing. I actually have plenty to keep me busy and should concentrate on the things I can do instead of the things I can’t.
I understand how so many aging people feel useless. We have spent our lives learning and it would be wonderful to be able to share. When I visit those in nursing homes I can see how the lack of something useful to do can sap the spirit. I have seen nursing homes recently who have found ways to give seniors inspiration and a reason to get up in the morning. Some have integrated with child care places and the elders help with the children and are also lifted up by them. A wonderful idea. There are some other that I don’t remember at the moment. I hope these ideas continue and grow.
Those of you who are young and full of ideas put on your thinking caps and suggest ways that seniors can interact with others in a meaningful way. Any ideas welcome!
6 thoughts on “Ideas?!”
Not sure, but that’s something to think about. I used to work at a nursing home, and I loved interacting with the senior citizens.
Thank you for reading!
“Some have integrated with child care places and the elders help with the children and are also lifted up by them. A wonderful idea.” – Yes, it is!
One of the things I love about blogging is the ability to share what I’ve learned over the (many) years, that young people (who are willing) can avail themselves of whatever wisdom I’ve gained – and to gain it a lot faster than I did. It’s too bad that so many younger people don’t recognize the benefits of the wisdom of older ones. Those who do will have a huge head start in life.
That is so true. Thank you for reading.
Another idea – the Humane Society could bring dogs and cats in that need some loving. I know the older people light up when they see something furry and cuddly. Another one of those win-win things. 😉
I love that idea!
Comments are closed.