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In Six Words, Tell Us About Yesterday

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A caregiving day is like no other day and no caregiving day may be the same. What you did yesterday may not be what you do today. And, who knows what will happen tomorrow. For this six-word story, tell us about yesterday. Whenever you read this post, tell us about the day that’s just passed. And, feel free to share as many six-word stories about yesterday as you need. I’ll choose a random winner to ...

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In Six Words, Tell Us about Your Last 12 Months

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A caregiving year contains enough stories for a book that would rival “War and Peace.” So, let’s tell a six-word story about the past year. In our comments section, below, tell us a six-word story about your last 12 months. Please feel free to tell as many six-word stories as you’d like. I’ll choose a random winner to receive our “Superpower” t-shirt. Last day to share for a chance to win is May 18.

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In Six Words, Tell Us About Your Mom

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With Mother’s Day on Sunday, let’s share stories of our moms. In six words, tell us about your mom. Feel free to share as many six-word stories about your mom as you would like. And, if you feel up to it, you also can share a story about what it means to be a mom. I look forward to learning about your moms, those with us and those who look down on us, in our ...

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In Six Words, What’s Been the Greatest Change to Your Life?

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Life changes because of caregiving. Sometimes it happens in an instant, sometimes it takes place over time. But, your life today is much different than the life you imagined for yourself and for your caree. In this six word story, I’d love to know what’s been the great change to your life. A six-word story about your change could look like this: I think twice about everything. Each day requires lots of planning. Please feel ...

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In Six Words, How Do You Find Hope?

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During an experience when you can feel helpless and powerless, you need as much hope as you can get. The irony, of course, is that caregiving also can feel bereft of hope. You can’t stop the declines, you can’t find the time you need, you can’t get caught up on bills, you can’t get past your funk. You need hope. So, how do you find it? In this six-word story, tell us how you find ...

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In Six Words, What Don’t Others Understand About Caregiving?

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On a regular basis, you probably encounter comments and suggestions that lead you to think, “You just don’t get what this (caregiving) is like.” For this six-word story, I’d love for you to share what others may not understand about caregiving. A six-word story may sound like this: It’s hard to break from worry. Easy solutions are elusive and costly. In our comments section, below, share a six-word story about what other don’t understand about ...

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In Six Words, Tell Us About Your Caree

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For this six-word story, let’s share about our carees. Your six-word story about your caree could be a memory of your caree during the healthy years. It could be a story about your caree today. Or, it can be both–you can share as many stories about your caree as you’d like. In our comments section, below, share a six-word story about your caree.

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In Six Words, What’s Your Caregiving Story?

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We’ve been writing six-word caregiving stories since February 2011. We began by telling our caregiving story. I thought it would be fun to do that again. So, in our comments section, tell us your caregiving story in six words. I’ll share some six-word caregiving stories from four years ago to inspire you: She drained all my life force I grew. I grieved, was awed. I’m so tired I can’t think. I look forward to reading ...

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In Six Words, How Would You Describe a Caregiving Wait?

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So, today, we’re waiting for tomorrow. And, tomorrow, we’ll be waiting for good news. We’re waiting for my dad’s surgery to start tomorrow and then waiting for it to end well. As @jmkeslin said in a comment yesterday, ” I always feel the waiting is the worst.” You wait with your caree in an office to see the doctor. You wait for test results. You wait for a treatment or procedure or surgery. You wait ...

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