Taking vs. Giving

It is a tradition that in December we go caroling to visit senior members of the church. In the spirit of Christmas, we sing and cheer them up. Before we go, we usually confirm to the hosts whether it is convenient for them that we come at a certain time. This year, Mrs. A, a 76-year-old lady, was on the list of visits.

When contacted, she said she was still strong and did not need the visit. She even insisted to come along with us for caroling! So there we go, caroling together. It was fun. This nice old lady said that staying at home and waiting for people to visit might be nice, but it was more rewarding to carol and cheer people up. 

Being active is more fun and better for the brain.