Today, my time with the elderly was terrific! I got a chance to meet the offspring of a few of the residents. I always enjoy talking to their children. It helps me get a better understanding of what they were like as younger people. I mean, when I met the residents, they were 80+, so hearing about their lives at 40 and 50 and 60 is really a treat.
One of the residents asked me my thoughts on "gaiety." When he used that word, I thought I knew what he was talkin' about, but asked him to clarify himself to be sure. Well, yeah, he was talkin' about what I thought he was. He wanted to know what I thought of various religions' edicts about homosexuality. I told him what I truly believe: I couldn't care less what ANY religion thinks about it. I intend to continue living MY life the same way: respecting ALL people from ALL walks of life, and treating them the way I want to be treated. Period.
As each day morphs into the next, I hope and pray more and more people learn to live and let live. I want that more than I want anything else in this whole, wide world.
Yep, my day with the elderly was truly a HAPPY DAY!
p.s. And EVERYBODY oughta volunteer somewhere! It'll make you feel hella good!