The wonder lies within you.
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.
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.
Consider ALL your choices today.
Back into a regular rhythm at the moment. Lots of stories around a bowl of popcorn last night. Fun to listen to and a few new stories added to the mix. He was happy to be able to share the memories of days gone by while serving in the military and have a couple of people willing to listen to them.
PT done for the time being — permission to use the stationary bike — but not recommended to use the stairs. Will have to bring the bike upstairs for him to use. Treadmill as well. Now to figure out where we can put them when the weather is unsuitable to walking outside.
Find some joy in your day!
Give it your all in getting there.
Lots of stories of days gone by… told with lots of gusto! Good spirits until sundown and another “worry” niggling at him. About an hour for him to sort it all out and make a plan to take care of it tomorrow when the sun comes up. Grateful that this answer was an easy one and manageable to achieve.
Let hope be your guide today.
That worry is still niggling (his word) at him. He was pretty quiet and sort of withdrawn. Hoping today will be a better day and he’ll feel a little more at peace about things.
Magnify small acts of hope, kindness, gentleness and love throughout your day.
What’s on your list?