Kindness #atozchallenge #elderlyissues


Reached out a hand

shadow covers life’s light

she held mine

***

Kindness seems like a great word for the A to Z challenge as we start a new week

 

“She was the kindest and loving neighbor I’ve ever had.”

“She was kind and thoughtful to everyone in her life”

“She never said an unkind word to her family”

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 8am – I must change her position in bed and give her meds.

It’s still early for her body.

9am – I crack the blinds. The sun peaks in.

 Her toes that have snuck out from under the covers are waving

10am she says good morning by squeezing my hand. That squeeze means so much.

Several weeks  – caregivers and family have poured kindness into her care

*

Last week her husband face-timed me

“Hello, How are you?” Her face was beaming and I wanted to hug her.

“You look great. Its wonderful to see you up and about.”

“Thank you for everything you did”

I should be thanking her because even in the darkest days her kindness came through

 

How has someone’s kindness made you day, week, month???

During these days of Covid some contact is nice.

Thank you each one of you. Even distant friendships mean sooo much.

Published by moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. One of the many exciting things I've had the honor of doing is writing with an E. African team that is developing elementary curriculum for African children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children (on all continents) who want to learn. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2011 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the co-producer of that fast growing blog community. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

8 thoughts on “Kindness #atozchallenge #elderlyissues

  1. Kindness is indeed a wonderful word with which to start the week (I chose it, too) and is something we can all use. You are right about connections mattering even if they are long distance, Leslie. When I read your post, it brought in memories of all the people I know, who’ve done exactly the same thing. As a long-term caregiver for my mom and grandma, I felt your words in my heart. ❤ Words and smiles mean so much. No wonder kindness is a language even the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

    P.S.: Thank you for dropping by my blog, Leslie. (vidyasury.com)

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  2. Kindness especially in these times is what helps us through the difficult times. Some of the resthome workers here moved out of their own homes and made the resthome their home in the lockdown so that the resthome people would have “family” around them. in our lockdown here in NZ we can only socialise with our household.

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