Inspiring Quotes for Caregivers — 10/28/09
Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you
have, and only you can determine how it will be spent.
Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
~ Carl Sandburg
Time is something that once spent, you won’t ever get back. Be sure to take time for yourself each and every day. Too many caregivers don’t permit themselves this luxury necessity.
For an hour every day do something that brings you joy and contentment. Whether it is reading a book, walking, playing sports, enjoying quality time with your spouse, siblings, children or grandchildren, seeing a friend, gardening, journaling, dancing or (fill in the blank). Decide what that special activity is for you and make the time to fulfill the happiness quotient we all need and deserve every day.
Your care recipient will survive your absence for this short period, and will gain from it in the long run — as you will return to your responsibilities with a lighter heart and clearer mind. It’s a win-win for everyone involved.