Today I am still thankful. Thankful that I was able to meet my friend for lunch, and as I sat waiting for her to arrive I thought about all the caregivers who can’t get out to lunch. What do they do? What keeps them going? What do they do for their mental health?
The first thing most people give up in times like these are important things related to their mental health. Things like massages, therapists, doctor appointments, they let themselves go. Saving money is one thing, but most of us take it to extremes. We forget we need to take care of ourselves, how else can we take care of others?
We need to stop and think what is important for us, for our well being.
And we need to think about all the caregivers. Please help someone who needs you for a friend. If you never stood in their shoes don’t judge them. Remember to have compassion for those who need it. Remember to think about the caregivers who give 24/7 to someone else, and have no time or energy for themselves.
Adopt A Caregiver. Give the gift that last forever, and costs nothing. Tell them your friend Helene sent you.
Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene