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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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May
17

From Upset to Uplift

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While reading an article by Eugene D. Holden with this title, I thought, what a message for caregivers and their loved one!  We frequently find ourselves in this predicament.    One or the other of us is angry or crying.  We both want to uplift the other.  Elbert Hubbard said, “If I can uplift or inspire, let it be by example, inference, and suggestion.” 

To move from one to the other, we need to choose to change!  Nothing changes if nothing changes.  We need to take action steps to make our upside down world better. 

Check out the new booklet – Self Care for Caregivers: 161 Tips to Make Your Life Easier,  by going to http://www.JoyGolliver .com.  Choose any tip that makes sense to you and take ACTION. 

In caring, Joy

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May
10

Quotes

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Do you love to collect quotes?  I do.  Today I share some of my favorites.  Cut them out; paste them on your mirror or in your journal. 

“You can love other people only to the degree that you’ve come to love and accept yourself.”  Shakti Gawain

“Work as if you don’t need the money/Dance as if no one is looking/Love as if you have never been hurt.  Anonymous

“Your life is not a problem to be solved, but a gift to be opened.”  Wayne Muller author of How Then Shall I Live.

“There is no cure for birth or death save to enjoy the interval.”  George Santayana

“Patience makes lighter what sorrow may not heal.”  Horace

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Apr
19

Caregiver Truths

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Anne Lamott has written a book, “Traveling Mercies.”  In it she says that her most popular prayers are, “Help me, help me, help me” and “”Thank you,  thank you, thank you.”  Sounds like the caregivers prayer.

She also has a wonderful quote:  “All you can do is show up for someone in crisis.  Your there-ness … can be life giving, because often everyone else is in hiding.” 

Ain’t it the truth.  If you are a friend of a caregiver …. SHOW UP, the Caregiver already has!

Touch of JOY

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