“Being nice is one of the many bridges on the road to Happiness.”

Donna A Favors.

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26 thoughts on “BRIDGES

  1. I think they become so depend on us to do everything for them…thank god we live in another timeframe…I for sure never ever want to be doing this to my children. What a great write my friend, I think put your red shoes on and be the queen in your own mind…without quilt…I know, easier said than done. Lovies from Downunder xoxoxo

  2. Aha – you have recovered from the party!.

    It is a difficult situation fo ryou both. This is the lonelyness of the elderly who live with family instead of in an environment where there are others, also retired, who have time to spend together.

    Put on the RED shoes, and have tea out somewhere

  3. I think it’s understandable to be resentful at times. Just put yourself in her shoes now and then and be kind to her while you have the chance. I know it’s easy to say… and I admire you for being able to have her stay with you. Take care, Cin. 🙂

  4. PLEASE get BIL to increase his monthly payment to R500 and get a carer/companion to take her out once a week for two hours, or twice a week for one hour. It will make a HUGE difference.

  5. …and that bunny is cute as a button. As for the other (sorry, I read last night but was too tired to comment), it’s a difficult situation and most difficult for you – which doesn’t seem fair. Hugs!

  6. Does she not have interests or hobbies that she can get involved in doing with others? or is everyone (and possibly everything) still “plain silly”… She sounds like she is still rather healthy of mind and body. It is a pity to just waste time (and life) away like that… sitting around, just breathing… Sounds like she is still able to do something for herself… if that’s so… it seems like she chooses not to… I don’t know if I would be able to do that. Her staring might not be such a bad idea; she might still learn a thing or two…

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