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AS WE AGE: A BRIEF FOR COMPOSURE AND KINDNESS

Feb 13th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The tops of the trees catch the early morning sun as it makes its way from east to west. The grounds below are covered with leaves, allowing a comfortable bed for squirrels and other critters as they search out their morning meal. The air is bitter, the first signs of winter this late in the year. Prospects of snow or sleet are suggested before day’s end. It is a reminder that seasons come and seasons go, no matter the changes in climate we experience now.

There are no disruptions to disturb or dissuade the day from moving on at its deliberate pace. It is quiet here. It is alone, but not lonely. It is pristine, free from the interruptions of hassle. It is the sort of place most long for, even for brief respites. Calm is a balm and a salve and a cure. It lets us realize that there doesn’t have to be heartache and hurt. Days don’t have to be stressful. Inviting the serenity of another day gives us opportunity to recognize that we are the ones who create the landscape of our mornings. We are



Inspiration for Seniors: If There Is One More Thing I Can Do Today…

Oct 28th, 2010 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

If there is one more thing I can do today, I would like it to be something gentle, kind and generous. Who knows what tomorrow may bring? Who knows if tonight’s rest will be greeted with a sunny, happy morning? So, if there is one more thing I can do today, I would like it to be something that those closest to me can know considers them, embraces them, holds them with a love that is full and sincere and as lasting as the moment will allow it.

Too many days have passed from ordinary to only barely remembered. Too many of our life’s best moments have not been given the freedom to be expansive and exalting. Ordinary occasions can become extraordinary treasures. Persons seen only for a brief glimpse and a