Sunday, January 17, 2010
Inner beauty is one of those things that's hard to define. On the outside the body may be worn and aged, but upon closer inspection there's a different person that lives inside. She may be wrinkled and gray, even stooped or unable to get up from her chair without assistance anymore. But if you take the time to visit with her, she tells you of long ago when she picked blackberries and made pies for her children. She canned hundreds of jars of jelly and gave away tomatoes to all of her neighbors every year. There was never a time she was too tired to sing her children to sleep. She knows every word of the Old Rugged Cross. This little old woman stood proudly in line to vote when it was deemed a privilege not a burden. She lived through a War, scrimped and saved through a Depression but holds no grudge against anyone that she has ever met. All across the nation there are Senior Citizens living long lives in retirement homes, assisted living or nursing homes. They still have lots to share, they just need someone to listen.