Tell Us: What Are You Surpised You Can Do?

shody@ejourney’s recent accomplishment (Endurance) made me think about those seemingly never-ending staircases we face. We doubt we’ll ever climb to the top much less reach the first landing. How will we ever make it? We wonder how we’ll finish the task, face the audience, address the concern, communicate our needs, stand up for what’s right, resolve the issue, overcome the fear.

And, yet, somehow we do.

So, I’d love to know: What have you done in the past year that has surprised you? Which task do you now master rather than vice versa? Which responsibility do you handle without sweating? Which skill have you learned which still takes you by surprise?

Tell us in our comments section, below, about what you can do that you never thought you could.

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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.

2 thoughts on “Tell Us: What Are You Surpised You Can Do?

  1. Avatar of PegiPegi

    Just about everything in the past year surprises me! Hubby in wheelchair and in and out of hospital, our three mons motel stay and move, the final journey with my much loved Mother. For the most part I have mastered my nemesis, the dreaded transport of the wheelchair in and out of the trunk. I can now handle hygiene issues with grace and humor that I never would have imagined I could. I have surprised myself with a wealth of patience, (granted its not always there when I need it) I never knew I had. It’s been a hard road, there’s no denying it. But here today, I can look back at a year ago and see how much I have learned; how much more able I am to cope. To give credit where due, a lot is because of the support and community I have found here at Caregiving. Thank you, @Denise and all of my fellow Caregivers for helping learn, from crawling to walking tall as a caregiver.


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