At times, the tasks can bring closure. Your caree needs a new doctor so you research, investigate and find the best one.
You mark the file “closed.”
You need more help with personal care so you hire a home health aide from a local agency. You love the aide; your caree likes her.
Your mark the file “closed.”
Until the doctor goes out-of-town or on vacation at just the point when you need your caree’s doctor.
Or until the home health aide leaves the agency.
You re-open the file.
With heavy sighs.
Because it really would feel just sooooo good to permanently write “closed” on one of your caregiving files.
Rather than fret about closing, find peace in openness. When the filing cabinet of caregiving stays open, you’ll find that you have information, resources, ideas, solutions, suggestions and support at your finger tips. And, when you stay open, rather than closed, you become much more aware of the potential and possibilities of caregiving.
Stay open. It’s how the tasks lead you to your caregiving gold–resilience.
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