2014 - Seniors Home

BegoniaAround the time the “Pay it Forward” became popular, I felt the need to do something fulfilling.  Inspiration came when my youngest stepson, his wife, and their daughter delivered fresh cut flowers in vases to the elderly at a senior home.  Their heartfelt stories of the warm, receptive looks and joyful smiles of the residents filled me with yearning.  I knew that this was the kind of generosity that sang to me. 

My sister Sue purchased some begonias and I bought the pots, the dirt and some butterfly stickers to decorate.  My girlfriend Cheryl and I planted 24 of the begonias, decorated the pots and brought them to the senior center where my mother was living.  All the dining room tables became alive with Spring!  It not only brightened up the room, but the looks on the faces of the residents were priceless.  For such a small gesture to generate so many smiles and so much joy was… well, it was incredible. 

My heart was filled for days after this event and I discovered that I wanted to help out more by donating to other causes - to bring joy and happiness to others.

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