Jun
24

My Heart Will Go On

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My Heart Will Go On Lyrics
Songwriters: Horner, James; Jennings, Will;

Every night in my dreams I see you, I feel you.  That is how I know you go on. Far across the distance and spaces between us, you have come to show you go on.
Near, far, wherever you are. I believe that the heart does go on. Once more you open the door and you’re here in my heart. And my heart will go on and on.
Love can touch us one time, and last for a lifetime and never let go till we’re gone. Love was when I loved you, one true time I hold to. In my life we’ll always go on.
Near, far, wherever you are, I believe that the heart does go on. Once more you open the door, and you’re here in my heart. And my heart will go on and on.
You’re here, there’s nothing I fear, and I know that my heart will go on. We’ll stay forever this way, you are safe in my heart. And my heart will go on and on.

© ENSIGN MUSIC CORP; FAMOUS MUSIC CORP; BLUE SKY RIDER

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Jun
17

What If?

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The mission of  Touched By Joy is based on core values of compassion, caring, and kindness. That is what we offer to Caregivers. But, “What If,” everyone in the world had the same core values of compassion, caring and kindness?

WHAT IF ? Everyone in the world was filled with compassion and caring ? Each person practiced kindness?

WHAT IF ? No country went to war? Had no nuclear bombs? No nation practiced genocide or torture?

WHAT IF ? People around the world just stopped and practiced compassion, caring, and kindness every single day? What if we never cut anyone off in our car? We thanked every store clerk. We had a friendly smile for everyone at work? Said a cheerful hello to everyone we saw. What if we said “I love you every single day to every one in the family and gave them a big hug?

Just for one moment think, WHAT IF ?

Joy Golliver

www.joygolliver.com

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Jun
13

…don’t cry in a crisis

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No matter what happens to us, we always have freedom of choice. We can select joy over despair, love over hate, forgiveness over revenge, and growth over stagnation. A crisis can evoke the best in us or the worst. The choice is ours! There is something to learn from pain as well as joy. We experience the sun shining where we are, but we know when it’s not shining on us, it is still shining somewhere.

There are times when our world is changing and we dearly wish it would not.  Do not fight the circumstances in our lives. Spirit is within and around us always. Bring the best to any difficulty and find we do not have to cry over the crisis. We have a choice.”*

*Science of Mind May 2011

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May
31

I Am Afraid

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“And God said come to the edge.” “I can’t, I’m afraid.” “Come to the edge.” “I can’t, I’ll fall.” “Come to the edge.” “I went to the edge and God pushed me…..and I flew.” …Apollinaire

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”

~Guillaume Apollinaire

Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.

This is such a good description of the caregivers strength and courage.

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Feb
18

ARE YOU A CARE GIVER?

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Often when we think of care giving, we think of one person doing the giving and the “patient” doing all of the taking. Actually this is not healthy for either people. The one who is doing all of the giving feels overwhelmed and unappreciated. The person being cared for feels guilty for putting their spouse or child through the experience. They feel the loss of their independence and self-esteem. There is a better way.

CARE GIVER, CARE PARTNER, CARE SHARER.

Whether you are caring for a parent, a spouse or a friend, there are new ways to describe yourself. These new terms can help you to see, that in reality one person does not give while the other takes. Together you are a team, each playing your role. In the book titled Learning To Speak Alzheimer’s, the author Ms. Koenig Coste says, “We are care partners together seeking creative solutions to the challenges we face.” See how many creative solutions you can discover, and I guarantee you will find beautiful gifts in the experience.  “As a Care Partner I am the love of God in action.”

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Joy Golliver
520-664-6358
Joy@JoyGolliver.com
Author of "Self Care for Caregivers: The Most Important Person in the Experience is YOU!"
and "Self Care for Caregivers: 161 Tips to make your life easier."
I have co-authored: "Tips, Tools, and Resources for The Second Half of Life."
New programs coming in 2012.


The meaning of life is finding your gift.
The purpose of life is giving it away."

Joy Golliver