Feeling Gratitude and Not Expressing it is Like Wrapping a Present and Not Giving it! – William Asher Ward
Thanksgiving comes around once a year, but giving thanks and showing gratitude is a daily practice that I want to create in my life.
I am thankful for 11 wonderful years with Richard and as I think about the past 18 month since he made his life transition, I am reminded about not taking life so seriously while learning to live life in the moment. Yesterday is gone, tomorrow has not arrived, what is important is today.
These last 18 months have been filled with lots of different challenges, many of which have been self-afflicted. But we move on with our head held high, knowing that bumpy roads do smooth out.
I don’t miss being a Caregiver, I miss the person I was caring for, because Caregiving is a two-way street. When Caregiving ends, the realization that what once was, is now different, is obvious. However, what I have come to know, now that Caregiving is over, the good days far out weigh the bad days and memories last forever.
So Happy Thanks-Caregiving to you, not only on this special day of thanks, but for everyday, in gratitude for all that you do!
Chris MacLellan is the Author of “What’s The Deal With Caregiving” and the host of “Healing Ties” radio program.