Painted Ponies

While visiting my Mom yesterday, she took me to meet a wonderful little lady who lives there in the adult care home.  There are only about nine residents in the home, so it’s a rather intimate little group.

Each person there is probably wishing they weren’t trapped in bodies that are failing them now.  It’s so sad to see them all sitting around the living room, mostly asleep in the recliners.  Some are in their rooms, but no one seems very happy.  The food is decent (nothing to write home about) and healthy, the grounds outside are lovely, and the staff is very helpful and pleasant.

But back to the lovely lady that Mom introduced me to.  She has a shelf in her room with these painted ponies and she adores them.  She was thrilled when I asked her if I could photograph them.  All I had with me was my phone but it was enough to make her feel good.  Sometimes it’s the smallest of things we can provide for someone else to make them smile.

Live every day to the fullest … Namaste’

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The Top Five Regrets

As a subscriber to Early to Rise newsletter, I especially enjoyed this article by Alex Green and wanted to pass it along to all of you.  Something to think about:  The Top Five Regrets

Sure gets one thinking about what’s really important, as told by the elderly and the dying.  Even if you’re not old, someday you will be.  Namaste’ and have a wonderful, love-filled weekend.  Here’s “metal man” to remind us to smile more 🙂

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