There are certain physical ‘knows’ that reveal if a person is happy or not. The smile is certainly one of them. When I receive a smile doing what I love to do, I feel as though I get a bonus!
As we get older our bodies (and sometimes our minds) seem to deteriorate. We are in pain and the brightness of day and loneliness of night are both hard to take. For many of us, we are alone most of the time with nary a thing to look forward to.
We no longer drive or take trips. Our family members are busy with their own lives and we are left to fend for ourselves. It doesn’t seem right, but many times that is what our elders (and perhaps even us) have to look forward to.
That is why, to me, being able to supply elderly care is so darn rewarding and why a smile means so much, too. It just seems to be a measurement of emotion that states without words, “I am not alone or lonely. I am happy that you are here! I have someone that I can talk to and rely upon if I need them.’
This is a great feeling! That is why I know to show With Age Comes Respect!