I’m glad I was raised before babysitters came along. My parents took my two older sisters and me to everything. Whether it was a county fair, a gospel singing, a wedding, or an outdoor church luncheon, I had the food fortune of being thrown into events with a great variety of people. Their differences gave me the capacity to learn new things from them and broaden my horizons. I can still her Mom saying, “Yes! You’re going. You reward will be the new insights you gain from people who have a different perspective.”
Mom has to be looking down smiling at me today. Five days a week I can be found at the Senior Citizen’s Center. Five days a week I work with some very special individuals, all who have different beliefs, ideas, backgrounds, and life stories. From some I receive a smile, from others a frown. A hundred different clues of approval of disapproval come my way. Their interest or lack of interest continually advises me in how I’m doing at the job.
The statesman Will Rogers once said, “I never met a man I didn’t’ like.” The irony of that is that no one ever met a man who didn’t like Will Rogers. That’s because he knew the ability to get along with people was the secret of his success in everything. One person must be willing to take the risk- to reach across the silence to touch another.
We encourage you to take that risk and come and participate at our Center. We would love to have you join us. The rewards jut might be greater than you ever imagined!