Saturday, May 5, 2018

The Little Things

I went to visit my mother this week. She’s 90,and she lives six hours away. So it takes a little planning to visit. She decided she wanted to live in Illinois instead of near me or my siblings. So I don’t feel real guilty that I can’t visit more often. It was her choice.

But when you visit a 90 year old who lives in assisted living. There are things they want when you come visit. There is a list. They are usually simple tasks. But they are things it can be difficult to do. This time I got to mess with some wires on her computer so that it would work. I am glad she enjoys her computer, but there is always something wrong with it.

And then there was that liner she wanted put under the sink. Combined it probably took me a half hour. But it is those little things that make people happy.

And I was reminded that I should never take my health for granted because there may come a day when I can’t do for myself. I need to appreciate everything I have. Even if there are tasks that I don’t want to do.

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