A Heartwarming Visit to My Elderly Neighbor
I wanted to share a personal experience from earlier today that has deeply impacted me and warmed my heart. In light of the intense heat wave that has taken hold of our lives, I decided to go check on my elderly neighbor, who lives a few homes away. I knew the heatwave was affecting me and my family, and felt compelled to make sure my elderly neighbor is doing okay.
This visit to her home was my humble attempt to remedy that oversight, especially in these dangerously high temperatures. My elderly neighbor, is a 92 years old sweet soul who has seen more summers than most of us. I wanted to ensure she was comfortable in this one.
Equipped with bottles of water, bags of ice, and a couple of fans I purchased for her, I knocked on her door. Immediately, I saw the gratitude and relief on her face when I told her I am here to visit her. As of her prayers were answered.
The bottled water was for her to stay hydrated. The bags of ice were meant to cool down her drinks, the fans were to ensure a constant flow of air in her home and to help her combat the stifling heat. To my surprise, she turned off her air conditioning unit to save on electricity.
I spent a short time with her setting up the fans and properly placing the water and ice. I left her with a smile, reminding her to call me if she needed anything else.
Despite the scorching heat I experienced at her home, I felt the warmth of her companionship, the gratitude in her demeanor and behaviors as she was assured she wasn’t alone.
I am sharing this personal story with you not to tell how kind I am and gain your admiration. I am sharing this to encourage everyone to check on their elderly neighbors, particularly during these weather extremes. A little gesture can make a world of difference to them.
Remember this, one day we all will be in their shoes, and a friendly face with a bottle of water might just be the thing we need.
Stay safe. Stay Cool.