Some people, though few in number, seem to others to be unaccountably happy. We leave a phone conversation with them feeling uplifted and happier than we had been before we spoke. A face to face visit results in a sensation of euphoria that can last for hours.
We have a neighborhood friend who does all that for us. Fran is 89 years old and has been a widow for many years. She lives alone here in North Carolina and her family lives in Florida.
Fran has had hip replacement and re-replacement operations. Her ongoing physical therapy us is aimed at improving her balance in the hope of decreasing her frequency falls.
We wonder where she gets her determination. What, really, does she have to be so up about? When we “wonder how Fran is doing” we will drop in on her. She loves drop in visits. We go, in part, to lift her spirits but leave with her having lifted ours.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY Fran and thanks for being our friend.