to ring out the old and ring in the new….
There are days, as a caregiver, I fear what the future holds. So for today, I’ll hold on to what we have and the highlights of this past year — not what has been lost.
Make the most of each moment and treasure the meals, the walks, the laughs, the tears, the naps, the awakenings, the gatherings….. because, tomorrow, next week or in a few months, one or more may have disappeared forever.
There are treasures to be found in the magic of choosing to re-focus.
There are days when it’s difficult to look beyond what is directly in your face and blurring out everything that is going right. Make today your day to stop, reset the lens to clear out the blur and focus in on the blessings that are there to celebrate!
These 12 gifts are meant to be shared… freely and unconditionally.
You were meant to be a “light.” A guide for others to learn to light their way
and share with others along their path.
with all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, make time for you — fill your cup!
Be the “extra” in someone’s “ordinary” today. #payitforward
During this season of light and love, “be the good” within your own four walls.
Thank you for stopping by today. Your thoughtfulness in taking a few minutes out of your busy day warms our hearts.
Every day takes us a little further along the path of this journey called Alzheimer’s. Each day starts and ends with new perspectives.
For the next couple of weeks, I think I’ll just post an image… nothing more. I hope they bring calm to your world as they do to ours.
Today may be your only opportunity … make your actions count.
We never take today for granted… today will not be the same as yesterday … that’s for sure.
Yesterday started on “uneven” ground. A little out of sorts and not feeling at her best, we just couldn’t seem to get into the rhythm of what would have been our “normal” routine…. Lesson: don’t be afraid to “let it go” for a day or two. Yesterday was definitely, a let it flow naturally kind of day and it was a good day after the bumpy start.
I think we’ll probably enjoy a few more days such as that one. Her spirits were bright and we both chuckled as we reviewed the day as we got her ready for bed — and even that was done differently than we’d been doing. Her choice, again. And as we said our goodnight’s…. her eyes lit up and her smile was as big as ever and the “I love you” melted my heart. Thanks, Mom.
Make today your best day ever…
look for greatness at every turn.
It’s never “safe to assume” that everything will go as planned anymore. — while we do try to keep to a pretty established routine, there are days that just don’t stick with the “norm.”
We’re definitely becoming more spur of the moment… and reveling in the fact that this moment, “right now” is a good one, so let’s take advantage of it! Whether it’s noting the twinkle in her eye as she rediscovers something as if it’s brand new or the smile that lights up her face as we bring her lunch or dinner or listen to music or watch a movie for the hundredth time — Finding the greatness through the ever evolving change… and more importantly, reveling in the joy that Alzheimer’s hasn’t won yet. The highlight this week: she called me by name. My heart melted.