Listening is definitey an art, a lost art. Everyone is waiting to get their two cents worth in, so they are no longer listening to the talker.

The only New Year’s Resolution I made this year was to advance Adopt A Caregiver in any way I can, and to spend the year working passionately and diligently in planting the seeds for communities to understand there are caregivers in their midst who need someone to befriend them.

The only other resolution I made is to really listen when someone is talking. Listening to the words, reading between the lines, and understanding where the person is coming from.Times are not easy these days, and it doesn’t seem like it’s going to get better immediately, so try to put yourself in the other person’s shoes before you make your comments.

I read all my emails from caregivers and try to answer each one of them. I try not to give platitudes, but genuine affection and admiration for all they do.

Give the gift that lasts forever and costs nothing. Adopt A Caregiver and tell them your friend Helene sent you.

Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene