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How Did I Get Here?

Connie Michaelis, Marketing Consultant for The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support

Have you asked yourself that question, “How did I get here?” It seems to come up in my life frequently. Like sitting at the high school graduation of a grandchild. I think, “How could time have passed so fast, I was just at my son’s graduation!” I get on the scales and see a shocking number, and I think, “How did this happen?” I joke with the kids about the dark ages when we had one TV set with 2 channels and a test pattern; it seems impossible! I guess time does not need our permission to move forward, even if we resist. When we find ourselves in places we’re not particularly happy about, how do we deal with the present reality? A visitor said recently, “Life is right now not the way I thought it should be.”

It seems as we grow older we have more occasions to come face to face with the present time and deal with our aging lives. Through eons of time great thinkers have pondered what it means to grow old. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.” There may come a time when moving to a community for more support is the right thing to do, ‘if we but know what to do with it’, it can be a wonderful time. The Piper has worked diligently to create that very good life in a home setting. It is not home-like, it is home, with the comforts, care and daily pleasures you’ve always had. This could be the best transition of all. Like Henry David Thoreau says, “Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.” Give us a call at 913.400.7006 and experience the difference! And we’ll go fishing!