The famous Greek philosopher Aristotle rightly said that, “Man is by nature a social animal.” Man cannot live alone and has to be a part of a society. Most of us have friends and families that we spend most of our time with throughout the day. There are people who we love and there are those who love us, but no one can love us more than our parents.After a certain age, they let us live our lives the way we want. They are always there for us even if they don’t agree with some of our life choices.
But what about the ones who played the biggest role in grooming us to be the persons we are? Yes, you guessed it right. They are none other than our grandparents.
Even when our parents were strict with discipline, they would secretly pamper and spoil us.
The weekly visits diminish to a call every couple of months.
Most people of her age live out their last years in retirement homes surrounded by their peers, but Mary lives alone. She visits a senior center on weekdays and that is the only highlight of her day. Every day a bus stops in front of her house to take her to the local senior center where she spends a few hours with her peers and people who run the center. While she at the senior center, she forgets her lonely and depressing life. She can visit there only on weekdays as no one is there on the weekends.
She hopes that their last years are filled with joy.
When they saw the kind of life she lives, it really broke their hearts. Mary shared that she has tough time seeing and hearing. She has nieces but they have their own family. She has nowhere else to go.
She first tears the pages into strips and then cut the strips into small pieces. She collects all these pieces of paper in a bag which she throws away in trash. This is her routine. She further said that she had to develop such a routine, or she felt she would go crazy.
**Pick up your phone and call your grandparents, uncles, aunts and all the elderly people who were once an important part of your lives. Let them know that they are not alone and that you love and care for them.** **Watch the video to see more about Mary.**