I need to get myself organized. I thought I was doing such a good job, and now I’m far behind again. Too many emails to answer, papers that need to be worked on and getting pushed aside every day for a week or two. Not a good idea.
Instead of beating myself up over things that weren’t getting done, I made a list of all I accomplished in a day. Well, and good, I got a lot done, but the other things are still getting pushed behind.
I need less Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue days, and more good days of getting plenty of sleep and able to function as I should. Fibromyalgia takes away many days from my life. My attitude has been very good about it, but sometimes when too many bad days come in a row, I wish it were different.
Caregivers don’t have that option. Their job is 24/7 no matter how lousy they feel, or how little sleep they get at night. They function without complaining, doing the job that was thrust upon them. No choices here.
But you have choices. Look around your neighborhood, your own community and find the caregivers. Send them an email, become their friend. Put yourself in his/her shoes and if you can’t, order my book, Behind The Mask. It’s my secret journal written during the seven years I was a caregiver. Experience for yourself, the emotions and thoughts that go through a new caregiver’s mind. Behind The Mask inspired me to start my Adopt A Caregiver journey.
Give the gift that lasts forever and costs nothing. Adopt A Caregiver and tell them your friend Helene Moore sent you.
Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene