Monday, September 13, 2010

Be Prepared

By mid-century, people over 55 will outnumber those under 18 for the first time in history.  As I face my own senior citizenship, the importance of learning from Aunt Ruth deepens.  She is teaching me that caring for others through small acts of generosity and kindness make all the difference.  She is always prepared to be of help.

In her building, Aunt Ruth is known as The Pharmacy.  She keeps shelves stocked with bandages, aspirins, cough medicines, and various over-the-counter remedies that neighbors and friends might need but not be able to leave home to get.  Her hours are 24/7, and the price is right!  

Imagine the comfort of knowing that Aunt Ruth is upstairs!

Another lesson learned.....thanks, Aunt Ruth.

1 comment:

  1. Just reading thru your posts about Aunt Ruth..and especially about the holidays. Truly reminds me of the importance of aging with grace and sensibility. Such a wonderful project!