Santa To A Senior

Giving Back To Our Community

Last week we hosted our annual “Santa To A Senior” day. We gathered as a family, and delivered gifts, Christmas carols, conversation, hugs, and love to the members of the Living Days Adult Daycare Center. The photo that’s included in this post is of myself with Santa Claus and my new friend, Edward. His smile warmed my heart and soul. Edward, was the last person to visit with Santa that day. He waited patiently as dozens of people chatted with Santa before him, and I was reminded that the beauties of life are attained with patience…just like Edwards smile.

Below is a passage from Deepak Chopra. His words about compassion are a reminder that we are all one:

 

I will see a stranger today through the eyes of compassion…

I will remind myself that this stranger has parents and people who love her, just like me.

I will remind myself that this stranger has moments of joy, just like me.

I will remind myself that this stranger has moments of anguish and suffering, just like me.

I will remind myself that this stranger will one day grow old, just like me.

I will remind myself that this stranger will go through the cycles of illness and recovery, just like me.

I will remind myself that this stranger will one day die, just like me.

Through the eyes of compassion, I will know this stranger, not as a stranger anymore, but as a living soul, just like me.

 

-Deepak Chopra

 

Posted on December 22, 2017 at 10:07 am
Mojgan JJ Panah | Category: Our Community | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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