A good friend of mine told me he hadn’t ever read this blog. He didn’t have time.
He probably doesn’t have time. He takes care of his elderly mother 16 hours a day and works the other 8 hours. His life is full of all the little things that make living possible.
Have you ever taken care of some one who is elderly, ill, or broken? What astounds me is how much time it takes. Even just to visit. Or if you do a bit more, it takes even more time to make meals, to provide transportation, take someone on one of their many trips to the doctor.
Then I realize it’s not just the ill who might appreciate a good story or a listening ear. There are the folks who are grieving. Others who are lonely. And doesn’t everyone have a nutty relative who needs a visit, but you have to force yourself because their house has pathways through their collective years of newspapers and magazines.and the place smells because they never open the windows?
What would happen if instead of surfing, answering e-maills, or reading blogs, folks were spending time with real people.
Wouldn’t it be great if one day cyberspace was quiet, empty, deserted….. like an abandoned world you see in sci-fi movies because everyone was busy spending “face-time” with others.
How much could we accomplish? How many wounds could we comfort? It’s something to hope for.
Who will you visit this week?