I've sat in front of a white screen for this blog probably around three times now. It got to the point where I had to pull out a pencil and paper and think. There wasn't much I could think of to write about for this small occasion, even though what it did could have made someone's entire day. This past week I delivered some puzzle kits to Hickory House Retirement Home in Honey Brook. I bought some books and markers from the dollar store and put a kit together with a nice note. The puzzle books from the dollar store are actually really good!! When I went to the retirement home I hoped that I could go and deliver the books directly to some patients, but instead I handed it over to someone to do it for me. She was very thankful and said that they would be excited for the books! I only had 5 books, but that's 5 people that will be happy!
While I was at school this past semester, one of the ladies from the retirement home where I help with bingo asked me to come and help organize her room. Of course, I made time in my schedule for her! I was so excited that she wanted me to come and help her and spend time with her. As I said before, I really do love spending time with old people haha. Right after class I went over to help her clean up and she remembered that I was coming and was excited. I was excited too! I noticed that she had a ton of puzzle books that she said she really enjoyed doing and I was glad to hear that, knowing I've donated puzzle books in the past. She also had every letter that has been made by kids and college students for her. I was so excited to see that and to see how appreciative she was of it. I feel like often times people think "oh they won't care for a construction paper handmade card," but that's not true at all. For some people it's all they get and it's important to have a connection with people. If you're interested in donating puzzle books or something like cards to a retirement home, there is probably one right by you! You just have to look it up. It's super easy and they'll be very grateful. Make sure to check their hours before you go though because there isn't always someone at the office :)