Harriet's story

What you give out is what you get back

older woman in red resizedI’ve lived on my own for the last ten years, since my husband passed away. I quite like having my own space, but it’s so important to keep in touch with people as you get older.

Earlier this year, on my 90th birthday, 20 people on my street showed up at my door, to sing a happy birthday song for me! They gave me a birthday card too. It was very touching… I almost cried. It’s the small gestures like that that keep you feeling connected to the world around you.

The best piece of advice I could give to someone in their 20s is “Be kind to everyone, what you give out is what you get back” and I truly believe that. 

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