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The joy of sharing a day with others.

Posted on: Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Last week I blogged about the MLK day of service. I suggested visiting a senior citizen’s facility.  This is reminiscent of a visit we made two years ago along with one of our grandsons.  This is how it happened.

Our eight year old grandchild is a faithful reader of our blog and when we arrived for a weekend visit he informed us that with the help of his mom he had arranged for all of us to go to a nearby senior center.

Needless to say we were thrilled.  Monday morning we set off for our visit.  When we arrived we were excited to see how busy the center was with all ages of volunteers.  We were escorted to a living room area where we were quickly introduced and left to make new friends.  One resident, in particular, took a liking to our grandson.  After a few minutes of chatting about the football happenings over the weekend, he asked if we could help him on the computer.

Our third grade expert immediately took charge.  While his first suggestion was to play games, our new friend had his own ideas.  He had heard about SKYPE and wanted to try visiting with his great granddaughter.  Fortunately he had the necessary account information on a piece of paper.  In no time at all he was visiting with his great granddaughter 1,000 miles away.  I’m really not sure who was happier.

Words can’t express what a joyful time we all had.  We’re hopeful that, with that wonderful experience, he’ll be anxious to visit with his new friend again soon.

Please share your stories with us about how you spent your day of service/ joy

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