Humbled

Today I lost it!

After weeks of hearing people tell me they were too busy or too tired to interact with me, I exploded in despair. Most of the individuals I endured had recently sought my help, but once they'd extracted what they wanted, they didn’t want to know.  After accepting my help, advice and hospitality, they truly believed they could discard me like a food wrapper.
Like many older people, I just needed to be treated with dignity, but it seemed to be a one way street - one in which I gave and they took!

Then I experienced a truly eureka moment. I came upon the Butterfly Children’s Hospices who provide palliative care to abandoned Chinese children. These volunteers give tirelessly for the least fortunate souls on this sorry planet. They provide love and care when it is most needed throughout the final days of their patients’ lives.

But as the Alexander Pope says, Hope springs eternal in the human breast. No less than 32 of these abandoned children have recovered and have been adopted by western families!

As for those who sent me into a downward spiral, they no longer matter a fig leaf!

https://www.facebook.com/butterflych.org

Hope springs eternal in the human breast;
Man never is, but always to be blessed:
The soul, uneasy and confined from home,
Rests and expatiates in a life to come.
– Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man

Last modified on Tuesday, 01 August 2017 20:13

Julie Carter

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