Amanda Perez is a personal care aide who goes into the homes of her patients and helps them take their medication, keep up with their treatment plans, and help them by doing small chores for them in the limited time that she is allotted with each patient. In many cases, it is difficult to find people living alone without family members or friends to visit them in between home visits…but on this visit, she quickly found her heart breaking for the man who needed more help than he was getting.
I have never felt so ungrateful in my life as I have today. Someone once told me, it doesn’t matter what you have now because as a human you’ll always have the mindset that it’s not enough and you need or want more. Lately I have been so upset because I wanted the material things in life. Shoes, a new car, etc.
I was at my clients home this morning and one of the jobs he asked me to do for him was clean his fridge. I opened it and this is what I saw:Seeing this, I quickly turned over and asked who buys his food. He pointed at himself and looked down as if he was ashamed. He said ‘I buy food when I have the money.’ I cried. I have never seen a fridge so empty in my life. THANK MY LORD. . .
All of a sudden I realized how my needs are WANTS and his wants are NEEDS. You have to eat to live of course.
I cleaned his fridge and left when my shift was over but when I got in my car I knew I COULD NOT GO HOME knowing all of this. I used my income tax money to fill his fridge as much as I could. This is a post to show there are so many people out there that have it worse than we do. I opened my eyes and realized I need to stop being so mad about what I don’t have and start appreciating what I do have.”
After people saw her post, they were completely shocked. How could elderly members of our society live without basic necessities like this? People began to share the post to share the incredible story and thank the woman for her generosity, but also to raise awareness about food delivery programs for the elderly as well. Many food pantries offer similar services, and many cities have programs that help keep fridges full for those who need it.
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