I think the relationship between me and the elderly has really progressed since the first few times we visited. Initially, when we went to see them, they barely greeted us. But now, they cheerfully wave to us and ask us to sit next to them 😀 There was once when I had to miss a day of service due to dance showcase rehearsals and the next week I went to service, they frantically asked me why I didn’t go last week and how much they missed me. It made me really happy and more motivated to put a smile on their faces. It’s surprising how much a smile could cheer someone else up.
I plan to join this service again next year, I’ll be extremely sad if we have to change sites next year.