Month: November 2017

with heartfelt

Gratitude
It changes lives…

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We can let the little annoyances become big ones or choose to be grateful we have the opportunity to live through them and find some micro package of joy in those moments.  And there are some days when it’s more difficult than others to unwrap the gifts that are before us.

Take a few minutes to breathe in and out and look with fresh eyes at the gifts and blessings that are ours to treasure right now and be grateful.  As tomorrow, they may be gone.    Make today another #bestday

BYOS

There will be days when you need to Bring Your Own Sunshine.. have it at the ready! #nurturedheart #GrowinGreatness #Greatitudes (image credit: unknown)

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Some days are certainly easier than others, but most always have streams and beams of brilliant light to bring out the best and most precious moments of the day.  We’ve come to cherish them.

We got a VERY early start on the day since Mom wasn’t able to sleep overnight.  So she’s spent most of the last six hours sitting in her chair, lost in thought.  Not wanting to converse, nor expecting conversation.  Not wanting any other distractions (i.e. TV, music, radio or audio book).  Just quiet — and as I look over at her now, she’s got an amazing smile on her face as I’m sure there’s a fleeting memory being recalled.

Grateful for these moments.  The quiet, the smiles, the sunshine she brings into our home each and every day.

This is the perfect way to start the day.  Hoping you’ll find a few rays of sunshine today.

the path

See yourself in the light of greatness… it is a great gift.

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I’m really very grateful for this journey and sharing in the experiences we’re having with Mom and our extended family.  Rarely an hour goes by that we don’t have the opportunity to share a little more joy, laughter, love and more on this journey.  I’m forever thankful for family being open to change, to share the responsibility and to shine the love that Mom has in ever broadening ways.

There are ups and downs, the good days and bad… but never any regrets.

If you are on the pathway of care-giving.  I hope your light continues to shine and your pathway is cluttered with many amazing moments that will forever be remembered among the #bestdays of your life.

be the light…

Light the way for others

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This pathway isn’t always clear… there aren’t always instructions for any given moment.  Sometimes, you just have to “feel your way” with your heart to light the spark for others to find theirs.  I see it daily in her smiles, small accomplishments that often are huge in her eyes.  Laughter, joy, recovering a lost memory if only for a few brief moments and the delight that brings.

I hope that as we continue our journey, these short thoughts might bring some “light” into the heart of someone else now beginning their journey or currently struggling with some aspect of living and caring for a loved one.

 

with deepest gratitude

Feel with your heart, express with kind words, and give with your all.
#gratitude

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As we take these steps in tandem, we’re finding that it is so much easier to see, feel and live with gratitude each and every day.  Service is a pleasure and I’m truly grateful for each #bestday we have the pleasure to take together.  The tears, the laughter, the joy and the extreme sadness as another soul leaves this life for another.  I see her heart break a little more when she hears the name of an old friend or acquaintance passing on.  I also see her give breath and life to the knowledge that she’s not alone and grateful to be surrounded by those who love her dearly.