Bottle_12-300x196Some days you just want to save in a bottle. Life feels good, maybe not necessarily normal, but it feels good. No catastrophe, no tears, nothing new to learn. You’d love to bottle the day so you can pull it out on those other days when you feel so bottled up you wonder if you’ll ever be able to catch your breath.

On those days, life feels so closed in, like you keep crashing into a wall, a problem, a disappointment, an impossibility. If only the bottle would pop out a genie who could grant you three wishes.

On those days, the days when the day becomes the enemy, grant yourself three wishes. You can give yourself peace and comfort and hope. You can know you are okay, that you are doing your best, and that you will have better days. Because these wishes–the wishes that matter most–are yours to use whenever you need them. You are the bottle that keeps the wishes.

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About Denise Brown

I began working with family caregivers in 1990 and launched in 1996 to help and support them. Through my blog, I share words of comfort and offer coping strategies and tips. I also write opinion pieces about recent research, community programs and media coverage of caregiving issues. I've written several caregiving books, including "The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey," "Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers" and "After Caregiving Ends, A Guide to Beginning Again." You can purchase my books and schedule a coaching call with me in our store.

One thought on “Bottle

  1. Avatar of TrishTrish

    Boy, I could use that genie right now! I know things will settle down and get back to a good routine soon but it can’t come soon enough. This will be a month to remember!


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