Sometimes caring for others or even the elderly, means I have learnt so much from amazing conversations and a sharing of history and survival, wisdom and laughter.
I have also learnt that through spending time with older people my own drama often faded into the background. In fact some of my own struggles began to seem a bit silly. So I urge you all to spend some time with the elderly as they have much to impart.
If we only just take the time to listen and learn – we may just heal ourselves too.
This image is from the book Gramps, which is now out of print. This is a photo of a grandson taking care of his grandfather.