Garland seniors share a little wisdom

By: By Marie Faircloth - Contributing columnist

Greetings my dear readers. I hope as I write today someone will be blessed. If I can help somebody as I go along, my living will not be in vain.

As you read, I want you to know you are special to me; whoever you are just pray to yourself as you read, “I am special. I am somebody because someone loves me, and I am accepted just the way that I am.” His love is higher, deeper, and wider than you and I will ever understand.

I hope you are enjoying this nice weather. Seems like a little fall might just be in the air. In many ways it has been such a short summer but even though it was short, it was nice, with so many memories to cherish. Thanks to all the people who read my article last week; it means a lot when I get feedback. Keep reading and I will write – it is my passion.

There are a lot of things for everyone to do at the Garland Center, and it is very busy sometimes. Today we are pleased to have Carolina Foot Care. They trim our toe nails, clean that build up, and massage our feet. For serious problems, they will refer you to your family doctor. It is a very good program. They are here every other week and accept people being on Medicare or private insurance.

The ladies are sewing. Some are making bibs for seniors and nursing homes and some are making pillows – we kind of stay busy.

We are looking for recipes for our grandma’s kitchen. Please call us if you have some at 910-529-3931 or 910-596-8246.

Today I have been talking with some elders. My question, “What are your best words to live by?” Edith Meyer says, “Always look for the good in everybody,” and “It’s a new day. It’s how you face it that counts; with a smile or a frown — your choice.”

Dorey Parson states, “Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk.”

From Ralph Emerson, “Do not go where the path may lead go instead where there is no path and leave a trail,”and “Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”

It was also nice to have two elderly friends over this morning to get their nails cut, as well as share memories with Mr. Gene Hart and Mr. Jessie Henry; there was plenty of wisdom!

How many of you have trouble with a dirty place? I do! No matter how often I clean, crumbs and other debris collect there. I saw in a magazine I read how to clean it, so here goes – I run a lint roller along the inside of the bag to clean it. It works like a charm. I can’t believe I didn’t think of this before. Another good idea is to store your necklaces by taking a wooden clothes hanger, attach binder clips, and hang your necklaces. Lots of good ideas in “First Magazine”.

Teresa from Mary Kay will be here at Garland Senior Center on Aug. 16 at 12:30 p.m. to do facials and help us feel good about ourselves.

Remember to always spend some time “under the shade tree.” Share memories, live, love and laugh. Share the good news of Jesus. Take time for yourself so you can better take care of others.

Marie Faircloth Faircloth

By Marie Faircloth

Contributing columnist

Marie Faircloth is the director of the Garland Senior Center.

Marie Faircloth is the director of the Garland Senior Center.