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“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, “What! You too? I thought I was the only one”

By C.S. Lewis

Basically this hub is about my nomination for the hubnugget that I wrote about the elderly not getting the respect that I feel that they deserve. I honestly didn't know that so many people felt the way that I do and I was happy to find out that there are still so many decent people in the world.

I didn't realize also that this hub was going to make me lose sleep because of some of the negative comments that this hub received. And I am only talking about "a couple", but those couple really affected me in such a way that I started to really question myself about my reactions to the event when it actually happened and if there was something that I shoulda, woulda, coulda, done better. I feel like I did bring some kind of awareness to the subject as so many elderly are forgotten and some people do not even like to think about some of their situations, which is pretty sad to me; Especially the elderly that are being hurt or abused in some way in their everyday lives.

I see so many elderly in my community that are homeless, especially downtown close to the city hall, there is a shelter there that serves lunch to them and whenever I have lunch with my sister downtown, I see them and some are pretty old, and it makes me feel so bad for them, and I just wish that there was something that I could do to help them. Maybe I could start volunteering my time in this direction and maybe that would bring me to feel better about the whole situation. I am a firm believer that things happen for a reason and maybe this is the reason and result of my hub.

I also want to say that in the short time that I have been on Hubpages has been very rewarding, and I have found the community here so friendly, and helpful and most importantly supportive of everyone else.

I don’t want to make this sound like I won the Academy Award or anything but I would like everyone to know that for all of you that read and comment on my hubs and that voted for me, I thank you very much and therefore present you with a yellow rose that anyone from Texas knows that it means friendship and I consider you my friends. Thank you very much, because this is a big deal to me and I would also like to thank my family for giving me so much material ha ha.

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msorensson 6 years ago

Congratulations!! I am sooo happy for you!! Well deserved nomination, LadyJane!!


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thevoice 6 years ago from carthage ill

iam from the streets its all over the world great read


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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida

Can't think of anyone who deserves it more. Congrats.


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europewalker 6 years ago

Congrats, I enjoy reading your hubs.


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Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

I am happy for you, and I enjoyed reading your award winning hub:)


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

I am happy for you and thought the hub was great, then voted for it. It takes all types of personalities in this world and not everyone will always agree with us. Don't second guess yourself when you're writing from your heart because you do that very well.


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

msorensson thank you so much, I appreciate your support and kind words.


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

thevoice I appreciate you reading and unfortunately it is everywhere and will be getting worse as people are living longer until people start stepping up to do something about it and make it a priority. Thanks again for reading.


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

@drbj thank you I appreciate your comments and congrats on your win as well.

@europewalker thanks for the sweet comments it is very appreciated.

@coolmon I always appreciate your feedback and that you are always very encouraging, thanks so much.

@Pamela99 thank you so much, you are very sweet. I will take your advice to heart.


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Ann Nonymous 6 years ago from Virginia

Good stuff, ladyjane! And I love C.S. Lewis!


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks Ann nice to see you again, and lewis is just one more thing we have in common.


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK

What a clever girl :-)


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breakfastpop 6 years ago

How wonderful! Congratulations!


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

De Greek thank you appreciate the visit, you are pretty clever yourself dude.


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

breakfastpop always nice to see you and thank you very much. Blessings.


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scarytaff 6 years ago from South Wales

Congratulations, Very well deserved


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

scarytaff thank you very much its very much appreciated. Blessings.


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starme77 6 years ago

Nice! I have several hubs about elderly treatment you may be interested in reading , Elderly people in our society seem to be shoved off as nothing and that is really sad to me , Nice Hub, I appreciate any and everyone who respects and cares for the elderly enough to speak up about it :)


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

Congrats and thank you for a wonderful hub, thank you foe sharing it. Godspeed. creativeone59


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

starme77 nice to see you again. Thank you for reading my hub and I appreciate your kind words. Blessings.


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

creativeone59 thanks again for your support and its always nice to see your beautiful face on my hub. God Bless you.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

Congratulations! Your award is well deserved. I feel the same way you do about the elderly. And I hope to be one! :D


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks James nice to see you again and I appreciate it. As much as I complain about my aches and pains I would still like to get old one day too or should I say "older" Blessings


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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

LadyJane, you're a wonderful representative of our state of Texas with its traditional Yellow Rose symbol of FRIENDSHIP!

I'm proud of you, your good spirit, your excellent work and proud to call you a fellow Texan friend!

Congratualations on the award. I'm sure there will be many more in your future!


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Nellieanna you are so sweet. I appreciate it and you confirm what I have always thought that Texans are the friendliest people. Cheers.


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rose56 6 years ago

Good job keep it up.


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks Rose56 cheers.


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MFB III 6 years ago from United States

we must speak out for those who cannot speak, and champion the causes of those in need, lest the world rush on by and leave them in a littered trail of sorrow behind. I have walked many halls of nursing homes, and I have seen the despair and loneliness there, and I have entertained them

just a brief respite in their long journey to oblivion.

I applaud what you did Wholeheartedly. ~~~MFB III


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

MFB thanks pal I can always count on your support. Cheer.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Congratulations and God bless you! You're a positive force for good in the world.


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trish1048 6 years ago

I enjoy engaging with the elderly. Many years ago I volunteered at a nursing home. It was my job to go the animal shelter, pick out a kitten and puppy, and once a month go there so the folks could interact with the animals. It was sad at times because they would show me their pictures of their beloved lost pets. It was heartwarming when they told me their stories. One lady wanted me to leave the puppy with her. She promised she'd take good care of it, and the staff wouldn't have to know because she'd keep the pup quiet, and if it had to go out, she'd sneak out the window. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. Overall, it was a joy to go there as they so looked forward to pet day.


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

trish thanks for reading and sharing your story with me. Its great that there are people like yourself that care about the elderly and go out of their way to bring some joy to them. Cheers to you.


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Micky Dee aww you are so sweet. Thanks so much for your supportive comments. You always make my day. Cheers pal.


imranhaider 5 years ago

nice learning point on your hubs

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