Helping Hands Work Both Ways
--by Annc, posted Aug 15, 2017
We have a Differently Abled neighbor who loves to come up and help my husband with the farm and maintenance work. He happily does chores that we find tedious and smiles and smiles when we sincerely thank him and praise his work. At first we were concerned that we were taking advantage of him but we have come to realize that by treating him with dignity and giving him an opportunity to feel useful we are giving him a hand up just as he gives us. a much needed hand as well. Although he will not accept money we find ways to help him such as taking him to lunch or dinner, giving him rides to Doctors appointments or to fun events. It is a wonderful give and take and has developed in to a true friendship.