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Book Review: “Good Morning to You”

ImageI won the book, Good Morning! to You, written by Denise recently in a contest on CareGiving.com. I more than likely will not do it the justice it deserves but here I go.

The book is designed to get you going first thing or whenever you decide to sit down and work on it. I have found that if you decide to take this on it is best to do your contemplating and writing at the same time each day and in a quite, calm environment. You are place in a position to set daily goals and to find just three things during your day that you see a a positive, a completion, something you are grateful for. Be it a perfect sunrise or sunset, a stranger in line purchased your coffee, you completed that big project at work, the sight of a humming bird, anything that put a smile on your face. You are also asked to write a brief overview of your day, again anything you want to put in here is fine.

I started out posting my daily positives (and still do) in the “Three Positives” group and that group really makes you think about your day and trying to find just three things in a 12- to 15-hour day (awake) that you would consider positive. I had simple things such as, “I woke up and my feet touched the floor.” I continue to put these in the “Three Positives” group site and also into my Good Morning! to You book.  The little that it asks you to write doesn’t feel overwhelming; you can write as little or as much as you want.  You’re the driver in this novel of life.

If asked if I would recommend this book, I would have to say, Yes, highly. I am being treated for mild depression due to an auto accident and Good Morning to You is just one more tool in my caregiving toolbox to help keep me focused and moving in a positive direction.

What about you? Do you have the right tools in you toolbox?

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About Richard

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My name is Richard (@kreisr1), I am a partial caregiver to my mother who has COPD among other health issues.  I am also a co-caregiver for my brother in-law who has had epilepsy his entire life and now after living alone, in a care facility and a group home setting we had to move him in with us to provide him with the care he needs.  Finally, with my wife who is also my co-caregiver I care for myself, I have had chronic pain (mid-low back) for 21-1/2 years thanks to a drunk driver.  I write my own blog, pickyourpain.org where I share my pain with humor, as I see thing, "Pain Without Humor is Just Painful."  I am involved with caregiving.com in several ways, as well as participating in several of the weekly caregiving.com blogs, I also am involved in their Twitter chats, I also host the following groups, SPOT (Stamp Procrastination Out Today), A Task A Day, The Men's Group, Healthy Caregiver and several others.  I am also the moderator for the Caregiving.com Quiz Show and have a seat on the bi-monthly Hot Topic's show. I'm here to not only improve Roberts life, the lives of those I touch on caregiving.com and pickyourpain.org but to find a way to improve my own live.

2 comments

  1. Avatar of Denise

    Thank you so much for this review, Richard!! It never occurred to me that you would review so it was a wonderful surprise. Even better that you like the book. (Phew!) I sooo appreciate this. :)

  2. Avatar of Gail Kroll

    Dear Richard and @denise,

    I use to use this book until things at my Mission in Life grew too much to handle. I realize it is a good thing to use though. It will relax me as it use to do.

    I too would gikreistve this a great review, @kreist Thanks for reminding me to do so!
    I appreciated this review and you!
    Gail

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