I have recently had to comfort someone who is older as their family has no time for them and does not spend time with them, call them or text them. The reason given to this person is that they are just too busy to see or contact them. I feel somewhat sad when people say they are too busy to spend time with family members and in particular older family members. One day we will all be old and we will want our children and their families to have time for us and we will want to be involved with their families. As a parent life can be so busy but I do make the time for older family members and the joy it brings to their day is rewarding.

Posted anonymously, 24th April 2015

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  • yes you should never be too busy for family. they matter the most after all


  • We regularly visit our elderly neighbour and still ring and write to our last neighbours who are both in their 80’s and now live over 2000klms from us. It doesn’t take much and makes their day.

    • Good on you for being so loving and kind! A big drive! :)


  • We should all take a leaf out of you book. Thank you.

    • Thank you for you kind comment on this post. This is how I hope to be treated when I am older; with love, compassion and respect. :)


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