It’s quite quite clear to most of us (I guess) that some of our ‘Ole Mates are not nearly so well health wise as they would hope to be. The same applies to wives (I further guess that we’re all too old to have just ‘partners’) and other close relatives. “Soldiering On” is a term that most of us are familiar with and indeed apply most of the time when we are “one degree under” as my Old Grandma used to pronounce, before she sipped her gin and tonic.
None of us are whingers, that’s obvious, but so far there is no provision anywhere on our blog site to send a “Cheerio”, to a mate in strife with his health or family member’s health, or general sentiments that might add a lift to the day, when sadness or depression prevails. Many of us live in fairly isolated communities, far away from families or loved ones, and rely on a community spiritedness to make it through the day.
So here is a Well Wisher Page to communicate your thoughts and good wishes to a LI Mate, whom you know to be doing it tough, or unheard from for some time, either by email or absence from our blogs. I can think of several.
Lets use this page to just offer up a friendly “G’Day” to someone, excluding Banter & Bull (use the Geezers R US for that!), in the hope that a smiley attitude will make ’em smile or chuckle.
PS: I’m reminded of the endquote to a humourous and meaningful quip sent to me by Bill Griffiths in July 2010. “REMEMBER, GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL. We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage. If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it. ‘Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them, but you know they are always there.”