"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
~ Melody Beattie
A Commitment to Self for Caregivers
(whether you are a healthcare provider or a family member caring for a loved one):
This week when my heart feels heavy, life feels out of control or I feel resentful that I have nothing more to give, I will pause for a minute and make a gratitude list.
I will remind myself that this list doesn't have to be full of the "bold gestures."
Sometimes all I need is to remind myself that I have clothes on my back, a warm home to sleep in and a friend to love. And maybe, just for today, that is enough.