Month: September 2017

it is…

See with your heart and….

It’s not always the easiest of things to do, but it can be done with a bit of continued work, determination and effort.  Yesterday, was a particularly difficult day.  I had a very hard time finding something good in the moment. The negative self-talk was prominent and permeating.  I’m very grateful for good friends and colleagues who were able to provide the needed support and modeled the good stuff they were seeing and genuinely felt.  Today, I will hold the magnifier — and build on the little moments and magnify the “good, great and happy” I observe in myself and in others.  #nurturedheart #GrowinGreatness

magic

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Be a part of the magic of the day….
#Alzheimers #nurturedheart #GrowinGreatness

Some days, it’s a chance smile, a sigh, a mimicked wave or an “I love you” said as we touch or share a moment.  I’m grateful for each of them and never take a single one for granted because tomorrow, it may be forever gone.

I hope your day is filled with particles of gratitude that will ultimately fill your heart and soul by day’s end.

 

a thought

Living in the world of Alzheimer’s isn’t a bed of roses and it so easy to get sucked into the vortex of what isn’t going right in the moment.  Today, I choose to not let the negatives outweigh the positives in my day. How about you?  92817

Step by Step

We’ve gone through a stretch….. I know it’s short in the scheme of things, but it does seem lengthy at times.  I never cease to be amazed at  her resilience – despite the confusion that is such a big part of her life at this point. Hat wearing is now a part of our adventuring outdoors.  She’s “picked” most of the hair off the crown of her head — we know it’s a behavior that won’t change.  She’s been doing it for years, she’s just so much more persistent and feels frustrated when her hands are forced to do something else. Oh well, we’ll enjoy the smiles, do a comb over for as long as we can and relish in the moments that we have – each and every one of them….  seeking the joy in today!

LOVE YOU MOM!

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