A few years ago, I was in a slump about a terminal diagnosis. I was told that there was no cure for the disease that I had and that my days were numbered. I only shared this information with one or two people. I was afraid, overwhelmed and at a loss for words. After several months of treatment that didn’t help my symptoms, boat loads of testing and retesting, it was said that my first diagnosis must have been a false positive. Maybe it was. Maybe it wasn’t. I have no idea. Who knows? I may have been miraculously cured. Either way, at the time of the retesting til this very day, I do not have this illness. Yet, I am still terminal! What do I mean by this? Well, I’m glad you asked!
I don’t have that illness but I’m still terminal!
Terminal is defined as: Something occurring at or causing the end of life. Something utterly beyond hope, rescue or saving. Occurring at or forming the end of a series, succession, or the like; concluding.
Life is defined as: The condition that distinguishes organisms from inorganic objects and dead organisms, being manifested by growth through metabolism, reproduction and the power of adaptation to environment through changes originating internally.
We can all agree that death, the great equalizer, is something that causes the end of life. One things is for sure, if we continue to live, one day we’ll surely die. This makes us all terminal! Our lives can vanish in a blink of an eye. Our life is the small dash between birth and death that is noted on our obituary. What you do with the dash between the year you were born and the year you die, is up to you. A goal within my dash is to allow the elderly to continue to reproduce, adapt to their changing environment, live fervently, awaken eagerly and enthusiastically share great moments until death finally brings their lives to a conclusion.
This is what I want to do with my dash…
I want to start A Great Life 2Day Home Care Service. I must admit, trying to start my own Elder Home Care business has been a struggle financially, emotionally, physically and every other way possible. The emotional struggle has come from listening to elderly conversations in assisted living facilities, private care and nursing homes as they talk about death. They speak of death as if it is a great friend or the savior of the world. I was sharing with several “young” ladies as they talked about the recent passing of a friend. Speaking of the friend who had passed away, the statement, “Good for her!” was said more times than I was comfortable with.
A lot of our elderly have lost their zeal for life which has rendered them hopeless and helpless. They are literally wanting and waiting to die. They even seem a bit sad when it doesn’t happen! Have you ever woke up in the morning and said, “Awww damn, I woke up again?” Maybe you haven’t but many of our elderly have. They have been kindly tucked away in nursing facilities or they live at home alone. Most of their friends have passed on and loved ones are too busy living their own lives to spend the time needed to help them feel useful again. Just because they are of a certain age does not mean they have nothing left to offer. In fact, just the opposite is true.
They still have plenty to offer!
There are times when I sit with my clients and just listen as they rehash their younger days. Even those who are diagnosed with dementia or some type of short term memory loss, remember their “Glory Days!” They tell stories about life experiences that we have only read about in our history books. I have one client who talks about how wonderful she though President Franklin D. Roosevelt was and where she was when Kennedy was assassinated. If you take a moment to listen, you just might learn something! The elderly have so much to offer. Our younger generations could greatly benefit from these personal experiences. There could be a mutual exchange that would benefit everyone involved. Yet, days go by when some of the elderly have no interaction with other people at all. A Great Life 2Day Home Care Services would change this for as many as possible. To help us do this you can Click here to donate.
This is one reason I want to open my own Elder Home Care Business. Not only are the elderly terminal, the truth is, I am terminal and so are you. Life, itself is a terminal illness. From the moment we are born, we know that death is imminent. We just don’t know when, where or how. Tomorrow is not promised to anyone. This is why I am on a mission to do this NOW! Tomorrow isn’t promised to me either! My Elder Home Care service is still alive and well, moving, breathing and kicking inside of me. My goal over the last 15 years has been to die empty. I believe I will give birth to this endeavor before long. This is why I am reaching out to you for your support. Tomorrow is not promised to you either. So, TODAY, go to www.fundrazr.com/WeNeedYourHelp and donate today.
My goal is to help as many elderly as I can to:
- Live safe and happy throughout their end of life days
- Unleash their potential to motivate and continue to share life with others
- Provide relief and a balanced lifestyle for their family and support system
- Provide the tools needed to assist with the aging transition
- Provide a space where the elderly can feel useful and full of life! You are one of the missing pieces to my puzzle. I need your financial assistance to do this thing! Don’t waste another moment! Remember, we are all terminal. Do what you can today! Help me become our elder’s “Living angel who brings them a new lease on life!” Your generosity will not go unrewarded. I’d like to take a moment now and thank you for your support! Click here to support! A Great Life 2Day Home Care Service needs you! Donate today!
Dr. Orley Anderson,CPC, ELI-MP, AUTHOR