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Not Even Heart Surgery Could Stop This Elder's Kind Ambitions


--by Mish, posted Sep 14, 2016
I was so inspired by the very first email I opened this morning. It was from my kind elder friend.  My 80-something-year-old friend, who lives in Florida. We worked together in the late 70's/early 80's (before she moved to Florida.) and have stayed in touch over the years.

This is what blew me away:

"Hope that you are doing well. I have been very busy but things are dwindling down gradually. I don't think I ever will be able to "take it easy" as hey say. I have to be doing something. I am thinking seriously of starting a nice residence for homeless people, with people to help them find work or lodging of their own. It breaks my heart to see so many families with children on the street at night, or here, mostly older people in the parks, etc. Even the Salvation Army had to close their refuge for lack of funds. I have other persons already working on this. Now, I am looking for funds and indeed, it could become a reality."

Imagine. What a powerful woman! She's had heart surgery in past year, had taken in an older friend of hers who needed a place to live, and more.

What an amazing woman! Age seems to make her more powerful! She so inspires.
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Readers Comments

mindyjourney wrote: wow! What an amazing woman :))). I can see why you are such good friends <3. Making a kindness difference, no matter the age :)))
DANCE wrote: another kind soul
splain wrote: Now that is a woman who has no age to achieving. Oh Mish what a beautiful woman to know
leoladyc728 wrote: her kindness and fortitude are what keep her going
kjoyw wrote: Blessed we would be to all be more like her! Thank you!
sandyremillar wrote: Beautiful soul. And then jabez's prayer: and that you would bless me indeed and enlarge my territory, that your hand would be with me, and that you would keep me from evil, and that i may not cause pain!
sandra wrote: Sounds like your friend has a kind soul; god rewards those whose heart is filled with kindness in action

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