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'Hands Touching Hands, Reaching Out ...'

By Sandy Schroeder

In today’s world, words from songs, such as Neil Diamond’s classic, “Sweet Caroline,” could not be more fitting. We all take turns giving and receiving a helping hand now and then. 

Sometimes the help comes in the form of dollars. Other times it shows up as a willing listener, or a huge chunk of time and energy freely given to those who need it the most.  We give what we can and accept what we need. Along the way, most of us have run into times in life when we simply could not make all of the pieces fit without help.

When We Are Down

Young parents with freewheeling kids know how this works. When the faucet continues to drip, the kids already have sore throats as school starts, and just 10 minutes of silence is needed, help is welcome. If we are lucky, there’s a loyal friend, loving dad, or wonderful neighbor, who reaches out to lend a hand. The plumbing gets fixed. The kids get to the doctor, and hugs all around help us believe everything will be OK.

When It’s Our Turn to Give Back

If you have been as fortunate over the years as I have been, you may have  discovered how great it feels to help others. Along the way, I watched my kids reach out to help seniors, baby seals, neighborhood shut-ins, and countless others. They knew the routine. On the weekends if you could, you made time to bake cookies, visit lonely seniors, carry supplies to the marine shelter center, or show up to pick up trash to keep the beach clean. At the same time you did what you could to help make your community a good place to be.  All three of my kids carried that sense of responsibility forward, going on to help people wherever they landed. They never made it a big deal. They just reached out to help people who were cold, sad, lonely or short of cash whenever they could.

As Morrisville deals with the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, the community should know that folks at The Joint nationwide are right there with you, hoping for the best possible outcome. America is filled with selfless people who are willing to help.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Morrisville, N.C.

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