Next

sea-331265_640You may often ask, in the voice that carries exasperation, disbelief and worry: What could possibly happen next?

You used to think it couldn’t get worse. Then, it did get worse. Because it got worse, you now fear what’s next.

Maybe it has gotten worse. Maybe what’s next will be worse.

Regardless of what’s next, though, you can bank on the fact that you are better.

You’ve made it this far, which means you have better problem-solving skills, better access to information, better perspectives on a crisis and a better way to manage what comes next.

Next may be worse. That’s okay because you are so much better than you were before.

Whatever is next, you will be okay.

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About Denise Brown

I began working with family caregivers in 1990 and launched CareGiving.com 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.

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