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Caregiver’s Inspiration

Caregiver’s Inspiration

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Inspiration –  defined by Merriam Webster as the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions.

We all need a little inspiration especially those who are working day in and day out to care for a loved one.  Many days seem so difficult when our names are forgotten, when we get yelled at for trying to help, when we are exhausted from the workload, when we don’t get the help from our family that we think we should and when we feel like all our effort is unappreciated.

The following poem was written by Audrey Hepburn and read aloud at her funeral.

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.

For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day.

For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms.

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.

We thank you for your dedication and love.  Your care is appreciated by your loved one even when they can’t express it as well as those in whose stead you are providing that care!

 

2 Responses to Caregiver’s Inspiration

  1. What an inspiring poem! The demands given to a caregiver can definitely be overwhelming and difficult to manage. A great resource for a caregiver is an in-home assistant who can assist with daily care activities such as grocery shopping, bathing, cleaning, etc. In-home assistants serve as companions and alleviate some of the responsibilities given to caregivers. At the same time, seniors can remain independent in their own homes.

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