How different things are today from years past. Once, families cared for each other. Children respected the elderly and never lost patience with them, no matter what they did or said. Some came from the old world and hardly spoke a word of English. No one laughed at them, made fun of them but taught them how to use the correct words.
How different things are today from years past. The elderly always had a home with one of their children, even those children who had children of their own. They had their own room, their own bed, and felt cared for, comforted and loved no matter what they said.
How different things are today from years past. Ellis Island opened their doors to those who spoke all languages, some rich and most poor. They came into this country – some with only the clothes on their back- but they felt loved and cared for no matter where they went. Family stayed with family – there was never even a doubt. The young cared for the old and shared whatever they had.
They had very little then – compared to what they have now. But they shared what they had, and if all they had was one slice of bread – they cut it four ways, if there were four to share it with.
Then, and now – Where has the time gone. We are all skin and bones. We all hurt when we fall. We all bleed when our skin has been cut and we all cry when we are sad. We all want but some want more and those take away from others who might even have less. The world is a sad place and seems to get worse with each passing day.
There is a lack of love that there was back then! A lack of concern for our fellow men. Not only that, those within the family are not even nice – to each other!.
We have so much more today than we had then. We are more alone now than we were then. We gave so much of ourselves then to others who had so much less. We want more now and give less.
The world I grew up in cared – loved – were concerned for each other no matter who they were – no matter how they dressed, talked or looked!
Now there are those who turn the older members of their family away by lack of respect, lack of concern, lack of love, and lack of warmth. They send them out to a strange place to die – among strangers.
Remember, one day those of today will be one of those of tomorrow – those who grew old, are wary, not as spry as they were once. They also would like their young to love, care for them and give them respect.
What goes around comes around! We reap we sow. Keep this in mind and remember those who grow old, and those who are already old.
They hurt when you show them lack of respect, lack of care or concern. Words alone are not enough – they are meaningless without the feelings of love that should but rarely do come with them.