As hard as a day in our life can be, it comes with so many beautiful lessons to be learned in the world of caregiving as well as everyday life on earth:
1) Gratitude: Caring for another shows us to be thankful for all the small things, each breathe we take feels like a miracle. Cherish time, celebrate tiny victories and achievements. Ability to respect the hard days and relish in the good ones.
2) Never underestimate the value of positive thinking: Thinking positive, brave and full of courage can get you through the most difficult situations in life. Not only to benefit you but your loved ones will feel more at ease when you are.
3) Compassion makes you a better person: Being a care provider to anyone acquires you to have a profound love for others, wanting to be there in the times of need and hardship. Even when we are unable to change the circumstances you can be there to listen and offer comfort to those around you.
4) Caregiving is rewarding: Its not the easiest thing in the world to do, but one of the best things in life you can do is help someone who is completely dependent upon your care. You are needed in the most important way. You are someone's lifeline. What an incredible honor.
Caregiving isn't what many of us pictured for ourselves but we take away from it, can't be found in any text books.
Hello! As a caregiver, mother and social service worker I have learned many life lessons through hands on experience. My dream for you is to make your journey through caregiving a cherished one.