Appreciate the Elderly

Sunday I was at the Reuven Senior Centre, we gave the elderly a good lunch for Christmas. These people are suffering at this Centre, they were so overjoyed for this lunch- it was not much but it put a smile on their faces. Been around so many old people got me thinking. We do not appreciate them so much. We forget that they have paved the way for us to be where we are. 

Some days I travel in a bus from Johannesburg Central to my house in the afternoons. There are many old people in the bus. Sometimes the bus becomes overloaded and there are kids sitting and leaving the elderly to stand until their destination. It just goes to show how different we all are because of how we have been brought up. We need to teach our kids to be more respectful. Even if you see an old person walking from the store and they going in the same direction as you, offer to help with their parcels.. Small little things matter. Respect is so important, it takes you a long way in life. 
We all so busy, but just try providing help to an elder:
  • Offer to provide support. Elders often need some kind of support with simple day to day tasks
  • Take on the responsibilities that you can. You might not be able to provide all of the care that the person needs. ..
  • Help them stay healthy. ...
  • Let them know you respect them.Tell them of how much you appreciate them an love them.
Take time to listen to their concerns, some become very needy and need attention- don't just ignore it. Don't let them feel left out, ask for their opinions, you will be surprised (involve him or her in some decisions). Don't ever talk about him or her like they are not around. Speak to him or her like they adults. We need to spend more time with our elders, be more polite, make them feel involved and important- ask questions- about your heritage. 

One day you will be old, so you just put yourself in their shoes. If you are mistreating and elder ask yourself if this is the life you want when you their age.
It is Christmas time- now a days all we care about is party time- we forget the true meaning of Christmas. Christmas is about sharing and giving, Christmas is about family. There are so many people who will be lonely on Christmas, if you know of any elderly person that is all alone- why not invite them for lunch (little things matter). I wish my granny was just across the road, distance kills me- but I know that she loves me no matter what, she knows I hold her in high regard with so much respect- My Queen 💝💝

Receiving respect from others is important because it helps us to feel safe and to express ourselves. Being respected by important people in our lives growing up teaches us how to be respectful toward others. ... Respect in your relationships builds feelings of trust, safety, and wellbeing.

Deuteronomy: 34:7- Remember the days of the old, consider the generations long past. Ask your father and he will tell you, your elders, and they will explain to you. 💓🙏


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