31 Days of Giving: Day 8 – Take the Time

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If you have not read Day #7 post, please go back and read because day 7, prompted day #8.  Today I went and visited one of our long time volunteers in the nursing home. Cora went into the home about 2 year ago, and I made a promise to myself that I would go visit at least once a month, and I did, at first.  Then it got to be every 2 months  and before I knew it, it was over 8 months ago since I last stopped to see her. I have no excuses.

Cora and I in 2002 at out Red Cross Volunteer Banquet. I have her the "Hard Working Old Lady Award".  I was a joke between us.

Cora and I in 2002 at the Red Cross Volunteer Banquet. I gave her the “Hard Working Old Lady Award”. It was a joke between us.

Today, I made the time, and surprised her and we had the best visit for almost an hour. We shared stories, she gave me advice, we laughed and it felt so good to get that hug from her.

Some recent events has taught me when it comes to people, take the time now, don’t keep saying, I will see, or call or visit with them tomorrow….. because what if Tomorrow Never Comes?