Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Peace

I hope you’re having a peaceful day. For some reason this word has been in my thoughts all day, possibly because I feel anything but peaceful at the moment. As do most people these days, I find myself with too many things that need to be done, too many things I want to get done, too many demands made by other people - and much too little time.

Our lives are so full, so busy, so “connected” these days. We live with so many electronics and gadgets that connect us to the rest of the world that it sometimes becomes difficult to just find quiet time. But we all need time for ourselves so that we're able to accomplish what needs to be done. As it's often said, "If you don't take care of yourself, you won't be able to take care of anyone else".

Caregiving lends its own demands and requirements to the schedule, and sometimes becomes very difficult. Having someone elderly living in your home and needing care many years after your children are grown tends to tie you down and add to the daily "busyness". Any of you who are caregivers will understand the difficulties involved.

All these things make it a little difficult sometimes to appreciate your life and be thankful for the blessings in it. Take a break. Have a cup of tea or chai. Turn off the news. Read a good book. Watch a great movie. Rest and recharge. Think about all the good things in your life, both the large and the small things. Don't feel selfish....you deserve it.

I think I'll take some time now! Enjoy yours!

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