Your self-sufficiency is the best gift


“Parents do expect that their children will take care of them when they get older, Pamela.  The truth is, many children don’t.” That is what a social worker friend said to me in 1988 when I talked to her about my plan.

I was living in Dallas, Texas, did not have children and wasn’t going to. My plan was to gather others who did not have children, form a group and get to know one another so we could rely on each other as we aged.

The above response from my friend floored me. I said, “Huh? That can’t be right. Who doesn’t take care of their parents?” Your self-sufficiency is the biggest gift you can give to yourself and others.

About the author

Mavis Bennett

Mavis Bennett

A western Colorado resident for most of her life, Mavis Bennett is the publisher of the Montrose Monitor. She has written for newspapers and magazines more than three decades and founded the popular Monitor Magazine in 2003. This web site is the logical progression for the Monitor.