THE GIFT OF ELDERS

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One day you will be considered an Elder, if you are not one already. As a child we often think that old people do not know anything. I am not sure where this thinking could possibly come from. Afterall a person had to know something to become an elder. Nonetheless we have managed to discount and often want to discard our elders as a group of undeserving folks.

The Elders have paved this path for us to truly enjoy the richness of this world. Our Elders and Ancestors traveled across the Ocean to come to a land that was foreign to them. Yet they survived and did it all for us, you and me.

As times changed and conditions improved they refused to settle for anything less than what they thought was deserving to them. Again this was done for the children, the offspring of these wonderful souls. They suffered silently to ensure a better life and livelihood for their children and grandchildren.

Today acknowledge the accomplishments and advancements made by our Elders. Send a boutique of flowers to an elder. Call and pray with them. Tell them how much you Love them today. Show your appreciation, for if not for them it is no wonder the conditions we may be living in this day.

Take an Elder to lunch or dinner. Share some time with them in the most sincere way you know they would appreciate.

Today is proclaimed as …HONOR THE ELDERS DAY!

Appreciate the gift of our Elders.

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