Hello and welcome to Monday Mojo for Caregivers. The beginning of a New Year is believed to be a time of change or growth. The New Year is an opportunity for all of us to make some firm decisions in our life. It’s a time to start fresh.
In the mind of a family caregiver, a fresh start may sound peachy but we know it will come with some “change”. Change is not a new word to the caregiver. It is one we know of all too well.
This year, the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center’s resolution will be about welcoming change with an open heart. We hope you will do the same. Here are some tips to keep in mind all year round!
Expect change. Since we live in an ever changing world, expect change. Good change, difficult change, destructive change, even transformative change. Try not to fight it. Make a friendship with it, in whatever form it arrives. Relax into the mystery of change and life. There is so much more to this life than we can ever understand through our tiny brains and fearful hearts.
So, in times of big change, it’s good to be gentle, kind and patient with yourself. And to relax. The best peacemakers are those who are at peace with themselves.
Join forces with the dynamic flow of life. Howard Thurman once said, “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs are people who have come alive.”
And so, as the old year changes into the New Year, ask what makes you come alive, and then go do it – for your own sake, and in service of the greater good. Happy New Year to all of the caregivers and families we serve and support!
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Feel free to call us at (877) 760-9199. Thanks for watching today’s Monday Mojo for Caregivers and we’ll see you again next week!