Why waste your precious energy. Make the most of those nano-seconds!
You might just be the “angel of kindness” that someone needs today.
Sometimes, there is no simple way to get through the wall of confusion. Just don’t close them off when you can’t find the door or a window.
Keep your heart open to ALL the possibilities.
Confusion and dysregulation. Despite being in the same space, but my not being within his direct eyesight for a bit longer than usual, we saw some behaviors that haven’t been around for a long while. Once things were sorted out; his feelings expressed and validated, we were able to get things back on track and end on a good note.
Don’t shut the door to learning something new.
Fill in the blank. Today I learned that I can ____________________.
Watch for the signs, then listen. The actions/behaviors he was exhibiting indicated that something in his “world” isn’t quite right. Listening to his concerns and what he thought as next steps helped him felt seen and heard. After a brief discussion as to next steps to resolve his concern, a plan was accepted and put into place immediately. You could almost see the anxiety drain away and relief enter in.
Start your week with seeing the good in your day.
Find some good in every day.
Celebrate the little things. Another day of sharing memories. Another day of showing care and love for those in his circle — including those long gone and those still here.
To begin, you must take the first step.
You can often find a way around the “hurdles” of the day without realizing it. A change in what has been the routine may shift the dynamics of the day — and still have an outcome that keep things on an even keel. Add a phone call with a friend or loved one, an extra walk outside, ask for help with other tasks they may not have participated in for a while. If weather permits just sit outside for a while and listen to the sounds of nature or share a story or two. Suggest ideas for activities they might enjoy… a suggestion may open the door to opportunities that haven’t been explored before and your discussion may answer why some of the activities are of no interest.
THEN,……Spread the word!
Sometimes, it just has to become their idea — may not be in the time frame you hoped, but once they have “ownership” it’s generally full speed ahead.
Create a little bit of heaven in your world today.
Meet them where they are….