Stress. We all have it, and the amount of it varies, depending on what is happening in our lives.
When you are a Caregiver and you are trying to manage a difficult situation, you have limitations. You cannot be it all and do it all, because you do not have that kind of control. And that is a good thing.
Why? Because Caregivers have to learn to depend on others to help reduce some of their stress. When you are dealing with medical issues, home management issues and financial responsibilities, some things will work, some things won’t, and it is all a learning process.
What you need to remember is that you are not alone. You need to stop each day and take a deep breath and remember that life comes full circle, and what we are given to deal with in our lives does not come to stay. It comes to pass.
We learn through it and because of those experiences we become more understanding. We may need to work through a lifetime of memories that might have not been so great, to come to a time that allows us to understand that we are all human. Our parents have made mistakes. We make mistakes. We need to forgive.
When you allow yourself the luxury of forgiveness, it becomes easier. Enjoy today.
“Now, let’s get going!” xo Sally
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