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The Della Reese Interview (Page 3 of 3)
An Interview with Della Reese
You are in a unique position as
a spiritual leader and someone who has
been a family caregiver. You are
somebody that family caregivers reach
out to. Have you come up with any advice
that you would like everybody in our
caregiving audience to take to heart?
Well, I think the advice has already
been given. One of the things is give
and it shall be given to you, pressed
down, shaken together and running over.
It is better to give than it is to
receive. You see, those sound like
clichés, but they are really true.
People just need somebody to say, “Come
on. Let me show you. Just give this time
right here and see how you feel about
Let me let you know that you
belong. What you and your family are
going through, so many other people are
trying to reach out and help you, even
if it is just a case of holding your
hand and listening to you talk.
Whatever it is, I have time for you.
Instead of watching the soaps, I have
time for you. Take this time right here.
Let us go and sit in the park. When was
the last time you fed a pigeon? Come on.
Let us go to the zoo or the movies. Let
us just ride around and see what is
going on. When was the last time you
have been shopping? Let us go look in
the stores. It is not about money. It is
about my caring to spend some time with
you, you see. You need that. Everybody
needs that. I know I need it.