"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties and obstacles vanish."
~John Quincy Adams
A Commitment to Self for Caregivers
(whether you are a healthcare provider or a family member caring for a loved one):
One of the greatest challenges in life is letting go to allow things to happen in their own time.
It seems much easier to try to orchestrate things to best suit our needs at the time. But we often forget that by attempting to control the result, we miss out on the magical solution. The solution that usually solves the difficulties and obstacles in a powerful, positive way that we could not have dreamed on our own. The solution that comes with patience.
This week I will choose to let go of controlling people and events.
I will take a deep breath and stop whenever I feel like rushing in to change things "my" way.
I will practice patience with a gentle heart and marvel at the outcomes created without my interference.