New Year's Resolutions

I’ve vowed that this year will be different. I will not talk about diet and exercise. I will not complain that I don’t have enough time to write.

I will be more compassionate this year. I will try to stand in someone’s shoes before I make any judgements, comments, or decisions. I will look at the whole picture and not the narrow piece I see before me. You must look at a person, listen to a person, before you know what that person is going through.

This new year, I hope to be a loving, giving, interesting person and writer.

I want to make Adopt A Caregiver something that every one understands. I want to make my dreams and visons come true. I want to help caregivers, I want to wipe away some of their tears. I want to take away the stigma from Alzheimer’s Disease, and I want everyone to pitch in and help whenever they can.

It only takes a few minutes to write an email to someone who is weary, alone, and depressed; worried, and afraid of the future. Someone who is caregiving 24/7.

Every community (school, church, synagogue, social club, where you live, where you work is a communty) has caregivers within that community. It might even be someone you know. You can help.

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

Now I’m going to watch the 50th Anniversary tape of the Baltimore Colts playing the New York Jets; the first overtime game, which was played in New York City. And Howard and I were there, rooting for Unitas, and all the Baltimore players.

Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene