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Motivational Monday ~ Longing for a Little Love Each Day

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899

I was talking with a friend who went to see her mom yesterday and brought her some treats and a lovely card. She has dementia and finally opened the card but couldn't comprehend what it said. It's sad when our love ones fall into this state and in turn causes us to feel sad, lonely and lost with out the connection we once enjoyed. I came across this quote and it really resonated with me after our conversation.

“Wine is a sign of happiness, love and plenty, how many of our adolescents and young people sense that these are no longer found in their homes? How many women, sad and lonely, wonder when love left, when it slipped away from their lives? How many elderly people feel left out of family celebrations, cast aside and longing each day for a little love?Pope Francis

 

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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I can tell you this, I do not often agree with the Pope, but in this case I must admit, wine makes me very happy.

May 13, 2024 06:38 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Me too Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty ! LOL!

May 13, 2024 11:50 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Unfortunately our culture appears to have decided the elderly have limited value. No longer do many live with family and that is so sad.

May 13, 2024 06:59 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

I live in a community where there is lots of diversity so several of the cultures bring their parents to this country and they live with the younger families Leanne Smith 

May 13, 2024 11:54 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Dorie, Sad that too many older individuals yearn for love and companionship. Let's have compassion towards the elderly in society.

May 13, 2024 07:46 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

There are many alone Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 and we need to remember them on a weekly or monthly basis.

May 13, 2024 11:55 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

That is a sad quote, but unfortunately so true. When you have love you have to hold on to it with both hands really hard but with a gentle touch. You can make someone's day with a smile, and those are free to give. 

May 13, 2024 08:02 AM
Kathy Streib

What a lovely thought Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 

May 13, 2024 09:07 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

You can make someone's day with a smile and a warm hello Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 

May 13, 2024 11:58 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Dorie. Let's continue to spread love and kindness every day.

May 13, 2024 08:42 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

I agree Roy Kelley 

May 13, 2024 11:58 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Dorie- I was not famliar with what the Pope said but sadly it is true. No matter our state of mind or our physical state, all of us need a little love each day. A smile, a phone call, a hug...they mean a lot. 

May 13, 2024 09:09 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

They do mean alot especially to someone living alone Kathy Streib 

May 13, 2024 11:59 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie it is sad when we think of it as applying to someone else, but unfortunately that may apply to each of us in the future

May 13, 2024 09:58 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

I hope not but it could George Souto 

May 13, 2024 11:59 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

That is a very sad quote Dorie.  I have mentioned on quite a few occasions, to my wife, that when older one seems to become invisable to those around them.  Personally I am enjoying this perc of growing older.  I may change my mind with more years and feel more of what the quote brings forth.  Mark

May 13, 2024 12:54 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Dorie Dillard Austin TX  it breaks my heart and I can relate... last few years of my dad... everyday I purposely called him 3000 miles or more away to keep him close....Endre

May 13, 2024 10:47 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho ..it is a sad quote but one that can affect so many people and we need to make adjustments how we make others feel.

Good morning chef Endre Barath, Jr. ..Good for you and I'm sure it meant the world to your dad!

 

May 14, 2024 05:02 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

The words from Pope Francis are true and there is certainly too much sadness in the world these days.

May 14, 2024 05:43 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Loneliness is a many for so many elderly folks.  Isolation isn't healthy. 

May 16, 2024 07:07 AM