I’m having one of those days where I feel all the feelings (shout out to my fellow empaths ) and this video has me wrecked. I have been incredibly frustrated lately by the great need many people have right now and the lack of willingness others have to help those in need. When I see the opposite , it hits me in a big way.
I Like Being 98 is Evelyn’s story. Evelyn lives in a retirement community without public transportation. They used to have a bus that would take residents to the grocery store twice a week but they discontinued that. Despite having limited resources of her own, she made a promise to another resident who said she was going to have to move if they didn’t get another bus so she could shop, “I will get you to the grocery store.”
So, at 97, Evelyn went to her local , took each of the required tests, passed with flying colors and took Joyce to the store. This was her way, she said, of giving back to her community.
Evelyn’s words express so much.” I’m on the earth, I’m here and if I can contribute I will. Shouldn’t we all? And not just think of ourselves? Like I said, I don’t have money to give, but I can give myself, my time.”
The video is made by I Like Giving, a non-profit who’s mission is “to inspire generous living. It is a collection of stories from around the world about people who have done the unexpected without expecting anything in return.”