“During National Family Caregivers Month, we rededicate ourselves to making sure our selfless caregivers have the support they need to maintain their well-being and that of those they love.”~ President Barack Obama on the Proclamation of National Family Caregivers Month
We all know a caregiver or quite a few. November is a special time when we can think about these wonderful people and how they make the world a better place one person at a time. Let’s take the time to thank them for giving of themselves so that someone else can have a nice meal, a bath, clean sheets, wound care, ice wraps, get to a doctor’s appointment, be read to, get a hug, or just feel heard.
The world can be a lonely place for someone in need of care. There are all sorts of feelings that come with being or having to be cared for, but we often don’t consider that the world can also be a lonely place for caregivers and that they too have a myriad of feelings to cope with. Often a kind word, a cup of tea, or a small gift can go a long way towards restoring the caregiver. Let’s show our appreciation for the amazing caregivers in our lives by telling them just how much they mean to us and for making the world a better place. Thank you caregivers!