We have all heard the Beatles song “When I was younger, so much younger than today…” “Help me if you can….” And this song brings to mind that the definition of help has many meanings. To give help and to receive help are two very different things. We all have a tendency to offer our help but are reluctant to ask for help. Now why is that!! We can’t help each other if no one ever asks for assistance.
What’s so hard about asking? We don’t want to bother anyone. We don’t want to be a burden. We can do everything! All of the time! All by ourselves!
Now how ridiculous is that statement!! We need doctors, electricians, plumbers, accountants, mailmen, and on and on. We need services, assistance and relief in many different ways from the time we are born until the time we die.
We accept, hire, allow support and services every day. We just don’t term it as “help”. Reconsider all of those things. Perhaps it will assist you in redefining the word “help”.
And then we want to step forward, chip in and offer a lending hand to others. It might be cutting our neighbors grass, picking something up for a friend, giving a ride so your sister can drop her car of at the dealership. Doing these things makes us feel good. We want to volunteer. Maybe at the school, the senior center, the library, for scouts, as a fireman or EMT. We want to help others.
We by nature are very giving. It’s easy to offer but remember others can’t give if you don’t ask. And your ask doesn’t have to be big. It can be as simple as “Can you bring me back a coffee when you get yours?” So, the next time someone asks if they can do anything for you… say YES! Both of you will feel good about it.
Probate Court Judge, Jeffrey McNamara will be here on
Tuesday, March 26th at 1:00 pm. He will discuss the
Probate process and what matters the Probate Court
handles such as Conservators, Trust, estates and children’s
matters. He will also discuss estate planning documents
which are helpful for proper planning. Please call
(860)434-4127 to register.
Join us for the AARP Driving Course on Friday, March 22nd from 1pm-5pm. Call (860)434-1605 ext. 241 to register. Cost is $15.00 for members/ $20.00 for non-members. Checks written to AARP only, no cash will be accepted.
The Lymes’ Senior Center will host a Tea and Chocolate Seminar, A Pleasant Pairing, presented by Klassic Kreations Gourmet on Wednesday, March 20th at 1:00 pm. This seminar highlights the history of both tea and chocolate, the health benefits of both, how to brew a proper cup of tea, trivia, and fun tea poetry. Sampling includes delightful pairings of freshly brewed teas ranging from White to Irish Black with chocolates ranging from white to dark, and delicious tea infused baked goods. This presentation is offered at no charge. Attendance to the event is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Registration can be done by calling (860)434-1605 ext.241.