This was the day our church was going to the nursing home to sing hymns with the old folks. I confess, it's not something I look forward to doing. Even though I'm always glad when we go and we always have a nice time, it's just kinda sad seeing people who were once vibrant with life confined to beds and wheel chairs. You have to wonder, "Have they been forgotten?"
We had a nice sing time and met some really wonderful people who still enjoy a good quality of life. The facility was clean and nice and had a very positive atmosphere and the and likewise the residents were clean and positive.
When we got home the girls and my husband wanted to go hunting for "treasures" in a run-off gulley on our farm—something else I don't care to do. I used the camera to motivate me to enjoy the walk through tall weeds, briars and downed trees.
It wasn't so bad! I avoided getting scratched up somehow and got some pictures of the girls rummaging through the muddy gulley looking for "treasures" which they did find.
While pulling something out of the mud, I heard Venice quote the old saying, "One man's trash is another man's treasure!" I had to chuckle—the stuff still looked like trash to me—but oh well, they were having a great time discovering stuff.
As I looked at the dirty old canning jar that Carrie found and the brick that said "BARR" on it that Venice discovered and the cool looking piece of brick that was scorched on one side held proudly by Camille and saw the girls pleased expressions as they showed off their "treasures" I couldn't help but wonder about the "old treasures" around us that go unnoticed every day. Some think that once people get old they cease to have value but how far from the truth! If you will take time to listen to an elderly person, invest time with them you will glean a vast amount of wisdom and you will begin to see the valuable treasures that they are. Many "treasures" are waiting to be found!
Here are two very valuable treasures in my life. My grandparents, even at 98 and 99, have a wealth of knowledge and wisdom that they share with me daily. I'm so blessed!