Aunty practices an ancient Chineese healing art
Aunty is taking this Ageless Blog seriously. She eats her blueberries every morning, sips her green tea all day, she walks and sings, says her prayers before bed, and now she does qi-gong. Here she is after two different classes.
The instructor always comments on “Aunty’s great energy!” I am inspired. To see my great Aunty so happy and vibrant at this advanced age, gives us all hope.
I realize much of Aunty’s joy is a direct result of my devotion. A major part of my every day existence is to continue giving Aunty a good quality of life. The difference I have made, and continue to make in my Aunty’s life is paramount. I strongly suggest to anyone dealing with a friend, neighbor, or family member who is elderly….please spend some time with them. Any time counts. It could be a phone call, a short visit, or an overnight stay. I can assure you, the elder you tend to will see it as an eternity. I know my Aunty would be staring at four walls and crying a lot if I had not stepped in. The ONLY reason I say any of this is to show others how much happiness you can generate just by giving a little of yourself to someone in need. It is worth repeating >ANY TIME COUNTS A LOT! Even a few minutes of your time can make a difference in an elderly persons day.
Tomorrow I take Aunty to the beach. I will bring my work, pack her Enquirer, Ice-Tea, and sunblock. With a little effort and creativity I have this care giving down to a science. Many of you have asked if I will write a book about my life and time with Aunty…. Most assuredly, YES! With over seven years of care giving under my belt, and still going strong, I have a lot to share. And, since our Ageless Aunty truly is the epitome of selfless humility… I know that doing anything that will benefit others is what she wants me to do. When the time comes to write my care giving story, it will be a continuation of her legacy. And her legacy is simple….Aunty Helen (and Nana Helen to some) has always put others first. She is the embodiment of LOVE in its purest form. She is the quintessential (family)care giver.
Aunty has always had an open and forgiving heart, even when others have not! I call her Mother Teresa in high-heels. Let her be an inspiration for you too. Thanks for following Ageless.
A lot of good energy comming at you
Does anyone know what number sunscreen I should put on Aunty?
Look up the benefits of qigong…. It’s a potent way to stay young… www.qigonginstitute.org
In the Metro West of Boston area I have a friend who teaches qigong. His name is Alan. You can find him at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.rootsandwingshealingarts.com
Stay tuned for Renee @ the Millionaire's Club....and MUCH MORE! Having fun is another way to stay young....