Next: Look, Lose, Left


Next: Look, Lose, Left

sunset-379651_640Our next three words for our Community Caregiving Journal are:


(A little alliteration to lighten up our day.)

You can write about each separately in three separate posts. You can write about all three in one post. You can write sentences using all three words. Or, if you prefer, you can share your prose by leaving a comment, below. In essence, you can write about the words in the way that feels right for you.

Here’s how our Community Caregiving Journal work: Every Wednesday, I’ll post three new words for you to write about. Don’t worry about keeping up every week if that seems too difficult. Just write about any of the words whenever you can. Members of can contribute by writing a blog post. (When you write posts for our Community Caregiving Journey, select “Community Caregiving Journal” as the category.) And, visitors to can contribute by writing in our comments section, below.

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So true, Donna. This morning I watched my husband, who had a rough night, as he tossed and turned, unable to fall asleep. I was late for work, but I thought \"Wait, stop and make this moment count!\" I'm learning to do this more and more -- to bank the memories I'm going to cherish later. I asked him if I could get him anything and he said he wanted a small glass of tomato juice \"but you have to shake it up\" he gently chided me (which made me smile because I always forget to do that). I brought him the juice, he smiled and drank it down, and when I checked on him five minutes later, he was fast asleep, looked like a little boy with rumpled hair. I like to think I brought him a bit of comfort with that simple glass of juice. It certainly comforted me to see him finally able to rest.

Donna Bates

LOOK at your loved one with tenderness.\nYou will probably LOSE them someday.\nWhat you have LEFT then is the memories you created with that tenderness.