Robservations for September 19, 2019

19 Sep

They say that the best gift you can give someone is your time. I don’t know who they are but they are right. At least in my world.
I have become a bit of a whiner lately as I have had such high expectations of the people I know in this valley. When I think of all the time I have spent with lonely, sick or elderly people, especially when Watson is in tow, I am reminded of how easy it is to just stop in and see someone.
Last week we stopped in Ivy House and Columbia House so Watson could say ‘Hi’ to the residents. It was an amazing experi-ence and I had tears in my eyes a couple times as I watched the hound interacting with the folks in the facilities.
Lately I have been writing a bit about my own depression. I am stuck on the dialysis machine for ¼ of my waking hours and it is very lonely and that brings on the depres-sion. Knowing that my days are numbered due to cancer and spending half of them hooked up to dialysis, isolated from the real world, really sucks.
In six months of this I can list my visitors on my hands. Every one has walked away saying it was an amazing experience learning what dialysis actually is while playing crib or chess or whatever.
There are many lonely people like me out there that are craving a visit from you. What are you doing about that? What are you giving back to this world?