Kindness Is Key To Healthy Communities
Dear Pamela, I want to applaud Brenda for being a Good Samaritan. She found my elderly father wandering a bit lost around Kekaulike Market in Chinatown.
It was April 7. He lost his way returning to our parked car where I was t o meet him. My dad wasn’t carrying a cell phone that day, and my cell was not getting a signal.
Nevertheless, Brenda persisted and got my dad to tell her my brother’s cell. My brother t hen relayed the message to me that Dad was waiting with Brenda across f r om t he market. Dad was certainly relieved to be found again after over two hours of being “lost.” Brenda is truly a kind and good person.
She told me that she used to be homeless, but now is on her feet and is often around Chinatown helping others less fortunate than herself.
I offered to recommend her to agencies who are looking for caregivers for the elderly, but she said she’s happy to be wherever Jesus asks her to help. It is so refreshing and wonderful to have met her. Dorette Luke
Hi Pamela, We would like to express our gratefulness to Ross and Lon, who were passing by in their pickup truck on July 8 were hanging up children’s happi coats on a rope tied to trees. Ross offered his assis- tance with our decoration for Sunday’s bon dance. Your thoughtfulness was greatly appreciated. Keep up the good work. Nancy Cakiya Dear Pamela, My car stalled at a busy while on my way to my phys- ical therapy appointment. I could feel the irritation of those trapped behind me. I don’t want to sound cliché, but a heaven’s angel on a motorcycle appeared at my window.
This diminutive lady said, “Sweetie, you need some help?” Suddenly, another lady stopped and got out of her van to help. They pushed
It’s easy to think that other people create our happiness, and that it’s our job to make other people happy. While there is truth to this, at the core of it all is you. You have to start with you. Keep this in mind.
1. Minimize time with people who drain you. If you can’t avoid them, be diligent to not get sucked into their dramas. They are responsible for the life they created, just as you are responsible for yours. Support, but don’t get sucked in.
2. Your challenges are not happening because the Universe is cruel power and strength so you can get to know how awesome you are and, in turn, thrive. my car across the intersection, out of the way to the side of the road.
I was f eeling so overwhelmed I neglected to get their names and properly thank these Wonder Women. I am not a social media person, so I am hoping the ladies see this article and know that I am truly grateful they stopped and help me in my time of need. Jean Kanda
Dear Jean, Nancy and Dorette,
With social media and the rapid pace of modern living, it’s easy for senior citizens to be engulfed in isolation. Your anonymous angels remind us we are still in one big community in which every person has value and can contribute to the wellness and welfare of one’s neighbors.
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