Who have you loved today?

“Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.” ~ Mother Teresa

Senior woman contemplatingThat pretty much sums it all up doesn’t it. I need to make sure today I let my family and friends know I love them and I care about them. That’s the easy part isn’t it? What about the people we don’t know, the ones who are homeless, uncared for, unloved, and alone? How do we let them know we care about them and they’re loved and not alone?

One thought comes to mind are the people in nursing homes who have no families. They get no visitations. They are alone. Would this be a good place to start. Maybe we could visit someone, let them know we care about them. Think how this would brighten an old person’ life.

My sister has adopted someone in a nursing home. Of course she adopted her long before she went into the nursing home. She befriended her and visited her and helped her whenever the woman needed her. The woman has no children, her only living relative did not live close by. Through the years they have become very close. Now she is in a nursing home, and my sister still visits her, and sees that she is taken care of. What a blessing this has been for my sister, who has a heart of gold. But more important, what a blessing this has been for the woman to know that someone loves her, cares about her and makes sure she is taken care of. She has someone to depend on, she feels that love.

Perhaps we could develop a heart in us like Mother Teresa. What do you think?

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About Susan Reichert

Editor-in-Chief of Southern Writers Magazine, a magazine for authors and people who love to read.We highlight and promote authors and their books. Married with four daughters. Live in the South. President of a Writers Group.
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