10 Quotes for Caregivers

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Family members who care for older adults in their lives are also called caregivers.  Family caregivers are usually unpaid and provide hourly to sometimes daily care.  The focus of care is primarily on the older adult they are caring for.  In the work we do we meet many care providers that set aside their lives, their health and some times their careers to care for others.  This is an collection of quotes from others in hopes that caregivers can accept support, hope, and perhaps a moment of pause to reflect on their lives.

I suppose the moments one most enjoys are moments alone when one unexpectedly stretches something inside you that needs stretching.  George O’Keefe

Consider these four guiding principles:  1) Show up, 2) Pay attention, 3) Speak your truth, and  4) Don’t be attached to outcome.  Each stage of life contributes to learning what this really can mean.  Angeles Arrien, anthropologist.

Toward calm and shady places I am walking on the earth.  Chippewa Song

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; They are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul.  Luther Burbank

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” — Jim Rohn, author and motivational speaker

The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love which includes not only others but ourselves as well.  Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“It is not the load that breaks you down. It’s the way you carry it.” — Lena Horne, singer

Flowers are the vitamins for the soul.  Carol Albright

Focus attention on the feeling inside you…Accept that is is there.  Don’t think about it, don’t let the feeling turn into thinking.  Don’t judge or analyze.  Don’t make an identify for your self out of it.  Stay present and continue to be the observer of what is happening inside you.  Become aware not only of the emotional pain but also of the one who observes, the silent watcher.  Eckhart, Tolle

“A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.” — Irish proverb

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