Looking after our own.

I am down in Ayr as I have family member who is very ill. I am so glad that I can help in a limited way by doing simple things for them.

We are lucky as we have a strong family where everyone helps when they can. Health is what we all take for granted yet as we get older it can cause problems.

It’s easy when we are young and fit to forget those struggling but it is also part of life getting especially getting older

I am so lucky to be surrounded by good family and friends many are not. I hear of lots of folk struggling with health and well being issues. I try to help when I can but sometimes try to hard.

Many of us spent so much time in the mountains looking for folk we never knew. Risking our lives at times for others. Yet when family and friends are struggling some of us are “too busy to help”

Sadly some say that “I do not do hospitals” when folk are ill. I find this is an awful way of not coping with life.

Yet you can help by being there and doing practical simple things.

Every day as you get older you learn from life, There can a lot of practical help you can give and even sharing life’s worries with a friend or family member can be eye opening.

As my pal John often says ” None-of is are getting out of this alive” so let’s enjoy what we have.

Every day spent with those you love and care for is so precious. Make that phone call, make that visit if you have fallen out with someone get in touch. Please enjoy every minute of every day that we have .

We watched Andy Murray yesterday on his come back at the Doubles tennis. That made today very special for us both .

Thanks Andy .

Today give a hug or call to those you love .

Comments as always welcome.

About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer when body slows, loves the wild places.
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4 Responses to Looking after our own.

  1. Jeanette Bryan says:

    How very true Dave. Without the support of my family over these last 4 months, I could never have coped. I have been staying with my sister and family for 15 weeks since my accident and will be here for a good few weeks yet. I have thought many a time lately how people cope when they have no one to care for them. The feeling of loneliness, hopelessness would have a big impact on their mental health. God Bless families who care and God bless you who has spent your life searching for others in the mountains. You are a special man. X


  2. Norman Reid says:

    Very strong words David. You were caring in the mountains and also to friends and family. Just like your dad and mum were to their parishioners They would be very proud of you

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