I have three widowed ladies that live across and beside me. Each of these sweet ladies get very lonely and need someone to talk to. I will admit, there are times the last thing on my mind is to stand there and just listen to them talk about all their aches and pains. But I need to remind myself, they were my age at one time and one day I will be their age and I'm pretty sure I'll be telling someone about my own aches and pains.
Last night I made a huge pot of chicken and dumplings. So I decided to make each one of them their own bowl of mashed potatoes, chicken and dumplings, and a thick slice of homemade sourdough bread. I got Ty all bundled up and put him in the infant carrier on my back and we took a little walk over to each one of their homes to deliver the food. It completely made my night to see them all excited to get this bowl of food. One of the ladies says that she hardly ever cooks anymore because it's so time consuming and not worth the effort to just feed herself. The other lady was so excited because it was enough food that would last her both supper and lunch today. She cuddled with Ty for awhile and didn't want me to leave. I think she was ready to get out blankets and pillows for me to spend the night there with her. LOL It made me stop and realize how important it is to take care of our neighbors. So one of my goals for 2011 will be to take at least one meal each month over to these sweet ladies.
What about you? Is there something you do on a regular basis for your neighbors?