I have been single, married, widowed. I have gone from riches to simple. I have been an entrepreneur, employed, & an employer. I have been a caregiver for my Husband as he battled and lost the battle with ALS. I want to share my story....
Comfy, Cozy, Safe, Nowhere to Be, No One to See, A Warm Fire, Thick Extra Soft and Wonderful Blanket, Books, Books and More Books (preferably Jane Austen), and a Glass of a “Relaxing - Sipping Beverage”, Watching Snow Fall, Everything Quiet and Mindful of the Moment.
There is a phrase “We never know the good that a smile can do”. Smiling at people is one of the smallest good deeds you can accomplish with the furthest reaching effects. There is no cost - only a moment of thought and a wealth of return, whether to us or others. We can be doers of this deed or recipients- both have positive effects.
I am without two of the most important people in my life. My Community of Friends, Neighbors and my Faith have helped me through each of these tradgedies. Generosity, Kindness, and Patience have been gifts I have received many times over the past 2 years.
I was in a hurry- as usual, and hopped in the car to make my appointment. Driving through my town to get to the main highway, the picture above you see was happening to my right. (There are no filters or editing done on the above and below pictures.) Being on time could wait... this was amazing.
I am going through a bunch of boxes and multiple storage containers that hold the last 20 plus years of my happily married life... Sometimes the memories feel like yesterday, sometimes they seem like they come from a whole other life time, which I guess they have. Sentimental does not even begin to describe my personality. That is both a blessing and a curse.
Many have approached me and asked how do I even get out of bed in the morning. My Husband (pictured above) lost his fight with ALS in June of 2019 - 5 days before our 20th Wedding Anniversary.
Things start slow and ramp up FAST the minute I leave my furry kids home alone. They hear the click of the lock the games, reign of cat terror, and operation “destroy Annie’s (dog) mental equilibrium” commence.
Attitude about Life Changes, from Covid to Caregiving, can get you out of bed in the morning or see you in your pj’s eating potato chips at three in the afternoon.