Cleaning House

Surrendering to what is loosens the burdens of what we believe should be, allowing us to discard baggage comprising of blame, fret, worry, and complaint.

Thus, peace, gratitude and acceptance can freely live within our hearts, our souls, our minds and our spirits.

And instead of being weighed down, we can finally soar into the person we were always meant to be.

DST

Yep, today’s the day, if you live in certain parts of the U.S., to turn the clocks forward one hour.

So, essentially, we lose an hour to gain about 7 months of days with longer amounts of light and hopefully sun.

When All is Said and Done

Listening to the radio, on the way home from visiting my mom in rehab, I heard the following

Will I be able to live with myself?

Throughout my caregiver journey I have vented, been angry, experienced resentment, read books to help me along the way and received lots of advice.

But when all is said and done, I have made the choice to provide care. Not out of guilt, nor to pay it forward or out of obligation. I choose to give care because when I look in the mirror I know I am doing what my heart believes is right.

Most importantly, I can live with myself with no guilt or regret. And that would be worse than choosing to put my needs and wants in the forefront, all the time, when I know my mom needs a helping hand, a shoulder to lean on and someone to care and love her the rest of her days.

Yes, the choice I have made is not the easy one. However when all is said and done I will have gained more than a vacation or being busy. I will have gained peace of mind and memories to fill my days when death befriends my mom.

Blessings,

Annie