Pay it forward. Smile at an elderly person and watch as her face lights up and she returns your smile. You see her personality as it is reflected in her eyes. Give her a moment, one brief minute out of your day, and you might hear a lovely story about love and life. She will tell you about enduring love, a marriage of 60+ years, a husband and a wife that withstood the challenges of the decades. She may tell you a story of a breathtaking courtship and the torture of a war that separated a family. You’ll be in awe and you’ll walk away with a new perspective about the life you’re living. Ironic, right? You thought you’d be the one paying it forward. Now you understand better that you are the recipient instead of the giver.
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Slow to warm up meets dive head first into the deep end of the pool. I'm throwing caution to the wind and with arms wide open I'm embracing the thrill of a mid-life career and personal life change. Older adults in America and their loved ones are calling out to me and I'm eager to offer my hand, my mind and my heart in reply. Never met a furry or feathered friend I didn't love at first glance. Love, love, love my amazing husband. And my son, I'll be forever in awe that I am privileged to be his mom. He is brilliant, kind, disciplined, with a sense of humor that is unmatched. View all posts by othersideof50