In gentle and various ways help aids have been incorporated into our lifestyle. The latest was a surround aid on the toilet. It is an aid to help with standing rather than reliance on the wall or the seat to help me (particularly) unravel my rather long legs.
It looks and feels a bit like being in a throne chair. There are even facilities for storing of magazines. Thankfully I do not spend much time here. I have not stopped yet long enough to read anything.
When our youngest grandchildren came for a visit it was the remark from the four year old which made me think.. He said, ‘Gran I love this toilet. Now, I can hang on and I’m not afraid of falling in’. This highlighted to me the value of help and aids that are cross generational. From my lofty older position it is hard to remember when toilets indeed were scary places when maybe they were waiting to draw you in and down.
It’s often the little insignificant moments in life which bring to us memory.
Today is a new day and I’ll leave this thought from Oswald Chambers.
You do not know what you are going to do: the only thing you know is that God knows what He is doing……It is this attitude that keeps you in perpetual wonder ……you do not know what God is going to do next.
Blessings and Love!
I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions.
I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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This brought back my memory of being afraid that I would fall in the outhouse hole at my grandparents’ farm.
Me too Judy. Not at my grans but at our own house when I was little. I was convinced that maybe Alice and the wicked queen had access to the hole under the ground for out outhouse.
Sure enough. We’ll not figure him out. I’m glad for his resources beyond our understanding. Yes, this toilet apparatus would come in handy.
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I love Mr. Chamber’s wise words!! Life can be such a beautiful journey with the right attitude – and a ‘Godly trust’ is the perfect one to live by!! Hugs dear Faye for keeping us grounded in the ‘wonder’ of it all!!