Caregiving is one of the most touching things you can do for a loved one. Though there are many struggles that a caregiver may go through, in the end, the rewards are something we can take with us for the rest of our lives. Another thing we can take with us on a day to day basis are words of encouragement. These uplifting thoughts can be used to lift our spirits at a moment’s notice and can help us to appreciate the important things in life. When going through a rough patch or a bad day, inspiration can come from the simplest of words. You will have many wonderful days a caregiver, but here is a little encouragement for the rough patches along the way.
Place a few of your favorite quotes around the house to serve as your daily dose of inspiration.
“If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.”
~ David Viscott
“Out of clutter, find Simplicity. From discord, find Harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies Opportunity.”
~ Albert Einstein
“The greatest discovery of the 20th Century is that our attitude of mind determines our quality of life, not circumstances,”
~ William James
“In life you can never be too kind or too fair; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.”
~ Brian Tracy
“One person caring about another represents life’s greatest value”
~ Jim Rohn
“What we hope ever to do with ease we must learn first to do with diligence.”
~ Samuel Johnson
“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hopefully, these encouraging words of wisdom will lift your spirits. At Yolo Hospice, we believe caregiving is on of life’s most rewarding ventures. We hold great esteem for our family caregivers and know what contributions they make to their loved ones every single day. We hope sharing these words of encouragement will refresh and keep your spirits high.