More Smiley Kate Things

A Reminder That Laughter is the Best Medicine

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Watch as this Home Instead client reminds us that laughter is the best medicine.

A friend of the couple who founded Home Instead Senior Care, Mary Maxwell was asked to give the invocation at the company’s 2009 Convention. Initially it seemed like a normal prayer, but it soon took a very funny turn. Her deadpan delivery and lines like …This is the first time I’ve ever been old… and it just sort of crept up on me … soon had the franchise owners rolling in the aisles. With the timing of a professional comedian, Mary shines a very funny light on the foibles of aging, to the delight of this audience of senior-care experts.

Download a copy of the poem, Blessed In Aging (PDF 275k), which Mary reads at the end of her prayer.

2 thoughts on “More Smiley Kate Things

  1. Brenda,
    Thank you for this. I care for my elderly Dad. The poem made me cry as I think of him. He said to me once, “Be patient with me, my world is small.” So I ask little of him and just sit and listen. He held my hand for years and years. Now it’s my turn to hold his. He deserves my honour.
    God bless
    Michele D.

    • Oh Michele, God will bless you for loving and caring and honouring your dad.
      Our neighbour’s husband had a stroke and could do little.
      She said ‘if all he could do was sit in a chair, it was enough for me.”
      My mom had Alzheimers and I used those words at her funeral…

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