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Thanksgiving: Finding Gratitude in Caregiving

This Thanksgiving – not necessarily the day you are wrestling with the turkey at one home while you cope with a disoriented parent in another – but during the holiday time, you may find that making a gratitude list can help you discover the blessings wrapped in the guise of caring for your loved one.   This exercise is one of the most effective tools I know of to relieve the frustrations that can come with “why me.” Self pity, even when seemingly justified, only drains our inner resources. Since we’re all human, I’d hazard a guess that few of us have gotten to this point in life without some serious episodes of self pity.

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“I hold onto your book as a life preserver and am reading it slowly on purpose...I don't want it to end.”  Craig William Dayton, Film Composer


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