I just met the most beautiful elderly woman

As I was putting my groceries in the car an elderly woman drove into the handicapped space next to
me. I turned and she smiled and said, “I just wanted to make sure I gave you enough room.”

“Thank you”, I responded. “I think there isn’t enough polite people on the road these days.”

She agreed and said, “Well, when you get to be my age people just look at you sometimes like you’re trouble!”.

I asked her how old she was if she didn’t mind telling me. “93” she smiled. I couldn’t believe it.
She certainly didn’t look her age, she didn’t drive like you would think someone almost a one hundred would, and she radiated positive energy.

She had a bit of a time getting out of the car, and spotting her walker in the back seat I then asked if I could get it out for her and she told me it would be lovely. I did and we chatted for a minute or so and I couldn’t resist – I asked if it would be all right if I hugged her. She told me that would be lovely. We introduced ourselves and had a big hug. We waved good by and I smiled all the way home!

DON’T FORGET WHEN YOU SEE AN ELDERLY PERSON THAT YOU ARE LOOKING AT US IN THE FUTURE.
BE KIND, SMILE, BE GENEROUS WITH YOUR TIME. NOT MUCH IS SO IMPORTANT WE CAN’T TAKE
A MOMENT TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER!

I’M STILL SMILING…….

6 Responses to “I just met the most beautiful elderly woman”

  1. Heather D. Says:

    Hey there, just stumbled upon your blog 🙂
    That is such a wonderful little story! The smallest things in life can give us the greatest satisfactions sometimes! That is amazing that the woman was 93 and still driving well! Again, great story!
    Before I commented I checked out your blog and such. You seem like a very nice and down to earth person. It’s not every day you find people like that! I will add you to my blogroll. I’ll be back to read more, that’s for sure =) Take care.

  2. Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

    WOW! Such wonderful comments. You sure added another smile to my day! I am so glad you enjoyed my little story. She was absolutely adorable. I wanted to bring her home!
    Thank you for your kind words and I sure would love to have you return to my blog again!
    Have a fantastic day!

  3. Brenda Says:

    Super story! I can only hope that when I’m 93 that people look at me and think I’m trouble (I think I’ll start now at 47!) Actually, I’ll probably be pretty lucky if I make it to my 90s! 😉 Seriously, we all need the reminder to give others the benefit of the doubt …. and take a little time for the small courtesies in life! Your caring probably meant the world to this lady!

  4. Dr.RamaChandrarout Says:

    Dear Marsha ,I am a Geriatrician and come across alot of elderlypeople in my practice.Most important aspect is showing concern for them.-Dr.RamaChandraRout:MBBS,PGDPC,PGDPT,DHM,PGDGM.

  5. Dr.RamaChandrarout Says:

    Will you like to tell me something?Dr.RCRout: dr.rcrout@gmail.com

  6. Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

    Certainly. I agree that someone “caring” is urgent for elderly people’s peace and happiness.
    Their world has grown so small, in many instances, and any love and showing of tenderness can change a life for the better!

    Thank you for taking time to comment. Blessings to you. Often it is difficult to care for the elderly as they are withering on the vine and need so much positive input and help. Thank you for helping them!

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