It was a busy morning, about 8:30, when an elderly gentleman in his 80's arrived to have his usual purchase of two pastries and a hot chocolate. He said he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00.I asked him to take a seat, as i was attending to another customer. I saw him looking at his watch and decided i would ask my assistant to finish the customer's order while i attend to him.
While getting his order ready, I asked him if he had an appointment this morning, as he was in such a hurry and that is not usually him . The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife,which he does everyday but he woke up late this morning so he was rushing.I inquired as to her health. He told me that she had been there for a while! As she is a victim of Alzheimer's disease.As we talked, I asked if she would be upset if he was a bit late. He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not recognized him in five years now.I was surprised and asked him, 'And you still go every morning, even though she doesn't know who you are?'
He smiled as he patted my hand and said, 'She doesn't know me but I still know who she is.' I had to hold back tears as he left, I had goose bumps on my arm and thought,
'That is the kind of love I want in my life. True love is neither physical nor romantic'.
True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be, and will not be.Peace is seeing a sunset and knowing who to thank. The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have.\
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