How to Make the Years Count
We only have one life and it is in our power to do what we can with it. As years unfold, we learn many things and grow up with these changes that matter through time. Our elders have been through more pages in this existence than us. As roots of our family tree, it is only right to help them enjoy the golden years in this world. How can you be part of it?
Be kind and Patient always
When you love someone so dearly, it is natural to be kind but it takes an amount of patience to deal with tantrums and mood swings caused by age. Showing the seniors that amidst the demands of work, you still have that heart to serve compassionately, will make them feel at ease that somehow they are not a nuisance but are loved.
Enjoy leisure time
The mystery of time and its uncertainty is yet to be found. That is why we make every second count. Accompany your elders to afternoon walks. Talk to them about life and learn wisdom or two. Play card games or learn some old dance moves. Be an expert on the recipe your grandmother has passed one from the earliest time so you can keep the tradition. And most of all, do not oblige yourself to do these things. Do it for them.
Have a grateful heart
Remind your elders how thankful you are every day for the things they did. These may be simple words but it will make them happy knowing that they did wonderful things after all. At the end of the day, it’s not what we have that counts. It’s what we did.