Never Too Young
By Miranda Smith
“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12
This Bible verse is one that speaks to me as a college student who wants to do all that I can to help the world around me. I have often heard of people saying that people my age are too young to make substantial change or improvement in their atmospheres. This is something I encountered when telling people that I would be interning at a supportive care company this summer. They assumed that I was too young to have any experience with hospice and palliative care, and that it would be difficult for me to relate to the work I would be doing. That just made me laugh! I know that at this age there are many things I have not experienced, but that shouldn’t be a limitation. The young people of the world are the ones filled with passion and eagerness to make real change.
This summer I have also learned that you are never too young to be prepared. As I learned with my mom, difficult circumstances can come at any moment and it is important to be as prepared as possible. Luckily my family was prepared, but there are so many that aren’t. That is one of the many ways that Divine Mercy takes care of more than just hospice care, they have many resources to help you be prepared for whatever the future hold for you or your loved one. Remember that you are never too young to be prepared or to change the world!