“I used to love to sit and listen to the old people talk about yesterday. There’s a lot of good information there.” -Curtis Mayfield
Buttons for Benjamin is continuing from 2019 to February 20, 2020. I'm offering about 25 services in exchange for 1. nothing (free); or, 2. pay-it-forward; or, 3. share Ben's info with your network. You can find more information here: 365 Acts of Kindness
Day 17: The Buddy
There’s an initiative called “Love for the Elderly.”
“So many elderly people have no one to care for them, no one to look after them, no one to love them. Help us in providing the elderly with the love and appreciation they deserve. Founded by Jacob Cramer at the age of 13, Love For The Elderly is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of seniors with kindness and joy!”
I was delighted to find this going on. When I taught the children’s choir in my church, each of my choir kids “adopted” an elderly person at a nursing home near our church. We put on shows for the seniors and they really loved when the kids visited especially. I had to stop when we went to college.
You could sign up for this site, or simply visit a local nursing home and offer to sit with someone there or volunteer some time.
Day 17 of 365: The Buddy
I started the letters as instructed on the site. I was really close to my grandfather who lived with us until he died. He taught me to play the guitar when I was a girl and to love music. As mentioned in the blurb I used to take my children’s choir to the local senior home in town. They loved the singing and plays we put on. I look forward to writing more letters for this endeavor.
Today is Day 17 of "Buttons for Benjamin" - 365 SAoK (Small Acts of Kindness) to help get the word out about my missing son Benjamin. I began on Ben's 35th birthday, February 21st. It began as a way to stay positive and proactive as the third anniversary of Ben's disappearance approached (March 2nd). This (above) is the Day-17 blurb I wrote for the KindSpring challenge "Ben Archer's 35th Birthday Year of Kindness." This is also my SAoK for the day below that. The challenge is 21 days long, so for the next three weeks, I'll share the blurb and corresponding SAoK. Beginning on February 26th and every Tuesday after that, I'll post the week's SAoK's on under1000skies in a post called "Full of Grace."