Five Days of Comfort: Glisten

Denise

Five Days of Comfort: Glisten

Denise
winter-258121_640If only you glistened, you may think.

But the sweat caregiving causes seems to leave permanent stains.

And, the tears caregiving brings seem to create the puffiest of puffy eyes.

You don't glisten, you can think. You feel like you've got to hide in the house so others don't see the stains and the puff.

Maybe you don't feel like you glisten.

We see you, though. We do see that you glisten. Your good work, your hard work, your tenacious work creates a light that shines during the darkest of nights. You are the light in our world that the stars reflect.

You are the light in your caree's world that flutters like gold.

Your glistening light leads your caree home.

What makes you sweat? How do you calm yourself?

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Sharon

What makes me sweat is trying to plan for the unknown.

frogger16

I like Sallys definition of glisten...misc. thoughts as i think on that:\r\nLightht prevails over darkness.\r\nLight shines, smothering out darkness.\r\nLight glistens over dark waters.\r\nLight shines on our path, guiding our steps.\r\nOthers let their light shine, helping smother out other's darkness.\r\nThis little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine to help others.\r\nAs we share our shine, sparkle & glisten, we will keep darkness flickered out!

Lillie Fuller

The thing that makes me sweat is for sure when my mom is sick! Having to take my mom to the ER, gets to me. I get so nervous. I sweat bullets! Also, some days my mom sleeps really deep, it takes forever to wake her up! I just want to yell at her and shake her, WAKE UP MOM! That makes me sweat! \r\n\r\nI calm myself by doing the right thing, by getting her treatment for whatever it is that has sent us to the ER, UTI, a fall, the flu, whatever it is, I feel better knowing someone is looking after her, telling me how to make her feel better. I'm also calm when my mom is awake, after those hard to wake moments. It's like I can take a deep sigh of relief!

frogger16

Well said Sally!