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What long-lasting impression has an elderly person made in your life?
The good qualities that an older person manifests can make a long-lasting impression on others.
Sometimes it's a coworker, other times it's a family member (grandma or grandpa). Still other times it can be someone we see casually at a grocery store, the library, a nurse at a hospital or even a fellow believer at a place of worship. Has someone of age made an impact in your life?
Can you pinpoint a certain time in your life when you were in need of an older ones words of wisdom and comfort and you found it?
If you are an older one in this community, do you appreciate how your words and actions can affect others beneficially. Have you been able to help anyone?
I would love to hear from young and old.......having lived with my grandma my whole life, until she died in 1990, I have always gravitated towards having the elderly as my dearest friends. I treasure the older ones that I come in contact with. Do you?
Let's share our experiences with Ramona Pierson.
Closing Statement from W T
I want to express my gratitude to Tim Petersen, James Kindler, Don Wesley, Eun A Jo and Sue Morris for taking time to contribute to the question I posed based on Ramona Pierson's talk.
I hope the few contributors is not a true reflection of how society views our loved ones of age. I dearly cherish those of age around me. They have a wealth of experiences and wisdom to share with me. I luxuriate in the conversations we share over meals, and could not imagine what my life would be now if I had only exposed myself to those of my generation and younger.
I am a better peson for having listened and learned from the older ones around me. They are an untapped resource.
Thank you again for contributing.
"Gray-headedness is a crown of beauty when it is found in the way of righteousness." Proverbs of Solomon 16:31