I 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?
- Friday Chat: Paid Family Leave Overview (caregiving.com)
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- Caregiving Slogan Contest: Hire a Family Caregiver (caregiving.com)
- Co-Caregiving: Tips for Success (caregiving.com)