Monday, June 18, 2007
Caregiving: beautiful people do not just happen
A recurring funk that caregivers can fall into is the comparing or contrasting of their lives with peers, friends, or siblings. Fatigue and isolation can lead your mind down some wacky paths. After all caregiving is a parallel universe.
I stumbled upon these insights by psychiatrist and author, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. For my brothers and sisters in caregiving the next time you slip into a funk, remember “… Beautiful people do not just happen.”
“ … We run after values that, at death, become zero. At the end of your life, nobody asks you how many degrees you have, or how many mansions you built, or how many Rolls Royces you could afford. That’s what dying patients teach you. …”
“ … The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat,known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen. …”
Caregivingly Yours, Patrick Leer
- ► 2013 (65)
- ► 2012 (88)
- ► 2011 (106)
- ► 2010 (114)
- ► 2009 (93)
- ► 2008 (127)
- Caregiving: a family dinner
- Caregiving: a caregiver's translation
- Jubilee Day " the movie"
- Caregiving: Jubilee Day Mechanicsburg
- Caregiving: summer fun?
- Caregiving: thank you for caring
- Caregiving: beautiful people do not just happen
- Father's Day
- Caregiving: ABC News 'Be Seen, Be Heard'
- Caregiving: an adventure
- Caregiving: it's finally correct
- Truck Takes Man in Wheelchair on Wild Ride
- Caregiving: ... day care better?
- ▼ June (13)
- ► 2006 (153)
- ► 2005 (152)