The Value of the Elderly

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3 Responses to The Value of the Elderly

  1. LeeSurkin says:

    The young think the old are incompetent and inefficient. Blessed are you when you enjoyed the company of elderly people. They are always ready to share their rich experience and wisdom with young people. Learn to appreciate the wisdom of elderly people and learn from their life experiences.
    Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant with the weak and the wrong. Sometime in your life you will have been all of these.”
    — Dr. Robert H. Goddard (American rocket engineer 1882-1945)

  2. Janice Bowman says:

    I have helped neighbors and, most recently, Mrs. Kunkel (I really miss her). It is hard to put words to what they taught me – not just about their own lives, but me…personally. I learned to be present in the moment, to appreciate the present and not think about time schedules or other stressors in life. I also needed to slow down and be patient. These are all values that Jesus teaches us – to not worry about the future and to treasure and love every person.

  3. Mary Thomas says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed the time I was able to spend with my grandmothers especially my father’s mother. she told me about her life when she came over here from the “old Country” as she would put it. What it was like growing up here. The obstacles she overcame and what it was still like in Poland. She was a hardworking and stubborn/hardheaded woman ahead of her time.

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