Do Overs!

If you had the chance what would you change about your day?  What would you"do over"?

 

Many people keep a journal of the things they are thankful for in their lives.  But I'm going to journal in a different way.  I'm writing a, "Do Over Journal !"

Each night before bed I'm going to think about my day and journal what I would do over if I could. Maybe I would show more patience to the grocery clerk, pray more, or even give more hugs and kisses to the ones I love.  Since my disability is a huge part of my life, some of my do overs would be specific to that.  (Ex: I shouldn't have written a nasty note to the monster truck owner parked in a handicapped parking spot.)

My,"Do Over Journal," hopefully will serve a purpose.  By re-examining my daily behavior, I will make lasting change.  Well, I can always hope!

What would you do over?

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In Praise of the Caregiver!

“Caregiving often calls us to lean into love we didn't know possible.” 
― Tia Walker

Today I will give praise and honor to the caregivers in our lives.  What would we do without them?  They give so much of themselves each and every day.   Whether you are in need of a full time caregiver, part time, or just a helping hand from time to time, caregivers play a huge roll in a disabled persons life.  Many times the caregiver in our life is exhausted, frustrated, and overwhelmed, but that doesn't stop them from caring for us.  They trudge forward and do tasks that make our lives better.

At this stage of my illness I am pretty much independent.  I still drive, cook and clean and do just about anything else, always with safety in mind.  Even though I still have a great deal of independence I still need help from time to time.  When I do my family takes on the roll of caregivers. Their support, love, and physical help is greatly appreciated.  I know that there is a possibility that as the years go by I may need a higher level of caregiving, but I know they will always be by my side. How blessed am I ?

Many people have paid caregivers.  They are equally important!  Just because they're paid for the gig doesn't change the fact that they have a difficult job.  

So let's give our caregivers, whomever they may be, a big thank you! I bet you'll make their day.

Do you have a special caregiver?