– CHANGE –
Caregiver Word of the Day

IMG_0970I’ve always heard that less is more. That hasn’t stopped me from believing that more is more. However, based on recent feedback, I’ve decided my daily posts are too long.

Caregiving is a time consuming business. (So is writing.) In both situations, it’s important to know when it’s time to adapt and change. I’m going to try something new. I’m going to try to write my daily messages so you can read them in 30 seconds of less.

Here’s the first one:

The only thing we can count on 100% of the time is that things are going to change. When you are providing care for a loved one, just about the time you think you have everything figured out, something happens and you have to adapt, adjust and get accustomed to a new set of circumstances.

People resist change, because we get comfortable with things that are familiar. But change, even when it’s painful, leads to growth. We are all born self-centered and incapable of caring for anyone but ourselves. It is the problems we encounter and the struggles we overcome that help us become compassionate, caring, and competent. So today, try embrace the change and be grateful that you have the ability to see what needs to change and the courage to make it happen.