Care for Those Who Care For Us

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson went on a camping trip. After a good meal and a bottle of wine, they laid down for the night, and went to sleep.
Some hours later, Holmes awoke and nudged his faithful friend. “Watson, look up at the sky and tell me what you see.” Watson replied, “I see millions and millions of stars.”

Holmes replied “What does that tell you?”

Watson pondered for a minute. “Astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies, and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo. Horologically, I deduce that the time is approximately a quarter past three. Theologically, I can see that God is all powerful and that we are small and insignificant. Meteorologically, I suspect that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow.

What does it tell you?”

Holmes was silent for a minute then spoke. “It tells me that someone has stolen our tent.”

My dear readers, I do not normally write blogs that deal with religion and politics, but due to what is emerging as a major problem that can affect every American’s health care, I have decided to speak out and urge each of you to consider doing the same.

In the March, we celebrated Senior Care Giver Month, honoring the hundreds of thousands of those who are dedicated to caring for those with serious disease, aging issues, disabilities and a multitude of health issues.

The persons I am referring to are volunteers, family members, and paid professionals who work anywhere from a few hours a day, to daily working long hours, often having little sleep while being subjected to all kinds of living conditions.

A significant number of these dedicated individuals, are immigrants who have been living in our county for many years and who work for below minimum wage, without whom the average American would not be able to afford a caregiver.

Unfortunately, our political system-including all parties are using these individuals as a political football to accomplish their political goals. This must not only stop, but every caring American needs to become actively involved in making certain that it does; not only because it is the right thing to do, but because every one of us may unexpectedly be affected by what our chosen leaders are doing.

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Bernie can be reached at–818-519-8347

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