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

What Do You Want?

I’ve said what I want: I want to wipe away the caregivers tears, I want to be able to provide every caregiver with a new friend, someone who will be willing to Adopt A Caregiver.

I wish you could get a massage, I wish you could walk in the park, I wish you could have a couple of hours for yourself, to nap, write, or read, or just do nothing. I wish you could be alone with your thoughts. I wish I knew more ways to help you. I’m trying, honest I am.

So, what do you want? will you tell me? I would love to hear your thoughts, your wishes, your dreams and your goals.

Yes, your life changed, but in everything you can find some good. Be grateful for the things you do have. Think positive, have a great attitude and know that you are strong, and that you are loved.

I never know what I’m going to say until I sit down at the computer. I hope all of you out there will gain some comfort in just knowing someone IS thinking about you. I promise to try my best.

I know my vision and my dream can become a reality. To me, it’s so easy. I do have a plan. I just need some help. I’m willing to start slow. Word of mouth has been potent, and I’m so grateful. People are starting to plant the seeds for my Adopt A Caregiver program.

Someone from Israel asked to show my poem that I wrote on this blog the other day. So I am starting to get readers from all over the world. Isn’t that great.

The more who know, the more they can help.

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

I Am Thankful

Today, I read so many things; blogs, stories, and my at my writing meeting more stories and memoirs, and I wanted to say how grateful I am. Sometimes we just need to reach out to people. Different kinds of people, people we don’t normally respond to. Just smile. Just send an email. Just be a friend.

There are so many people hurting today out there in the real world, yet we all have things to be grateful for. I think everyone should write down at least three things every day they are grateful for. For me, the number is about ten things, and then I usually can go for more.

Today, I am grateful for the warm sunshine that warmed my Fibromyalgia bones. For feeling better than I have for the last eight weeks, results of shot that set off a huge Chronic Fatigue attack. I am grateful for my family and I am going to visit them a week from today, and I can’t wait. I am grateful for the little things, that I can read, write, do the things I want, within reason. It’s my life and with the support of my husband and family I am grateful I can do them.

I am especially grateful that my husband, Howard supports me in my passion for Adopt A Caregiver. I’s time consuming; emails, phone calls, making my dream of helping caregivers everywhere come true. One by one, word of mouth is working.  We can wipe away some of the caregivers tears.

I am grateful just to be here, to write on my blog, hoping someone is reading and listening.

For me, for now, that is enough. True wealth is family and friends, and leaving a legacy of love and kisses.

Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene

Adopt A Caregiver, tell them your friend Helene sent you.

A Short Poem

Just something I made up yesterday. A little silly. A little bit me. A little bit true.

“We are old, we are cold

We squeak, we leak,

We’re old you see

As one day you will be.

But, still young at heart

Still making art

And so it seems

We still have our dreams.”

Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene

Adopt A Caregiver, tell them your friend Helene sent you.

Give the gift that lasts forever, and costs nothing. Adopt A Caregiver.