Category Archives: Quotes

A quote – about alzheimer’s #ENDALZ

“Caring for an Alzheimer’s patient is a situation that can utterly consume the lives and well-being of the people giving care, just as the disorder consumes its victims.” » Leeza Gibbons

Quote – “It’s not the critic

who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.Teddy Roosevelt

my note to Advocates #ENDALZ

Congratulations on the gains your work has brought about. You’ve proved that persistence pays off and that folks take you seriously. It’s my pleasure to know some of you. The text’s and calls are appreciated, and thank you for letting me know I have been helpful.

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou

a caregiving milestone

Two years ago today, I drove into moms yard, the time has flew. Mom’s husband was having health problems and she needed help with him. He passed away a few weeks after my arrival and the decision was made for me to remain with my now 89 year old mom. I’m a work in progress as a caregiver, but very willing to stay the course.

My Favorite Quote;

”When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’ “ Erma Bombeck

my caregiver prayer 

“God, give me the grace to accept with serenity, the things that cannot be changed, Courage to change the things which should be changed, and the Wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. Living one day at a time, Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace, Taking, as Jesus did, This sinful world as it is, Not as I would have it, Trusting that You will make all things right, If I surrender to Your will, So that I may be reasonably happy in this life, And supremely happy with You forever in the next. Amen.”

Wikipedia says this prayer was written by the American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr.

The best known form is:

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.

This is some good stuff here, it feels right. Responsibilities should keep us from running away from what is. I’ve ran from mine before and believe me, that is only a temporary fix, not worth it. The Serenity Prayer will become my official prayer to repeat often, as a caregiver. I need a prayer, and this prayer will help me. 

Jack Fussell

my New Year’s plan

It’s to continue doing the best I can at what I do, and to always be doing what I think is most important. I like these words, they cover a lot of ground: “Never Give Up on What’s Important to Me”

Here’s my favorite quote:

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.”     Erma Bombeck

these obstacles were my life

“For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time to still be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.“.     fr. Alfred d’souza 

Barefoot Jake Brown

He helped me out a few times, a few years ago. As a matter of fact, I had the pleasure of meeting him somewhere in New Mexico I think. He ran across America barefoot. Yep, you’re reading that correctly, barefoot. A couple of days ago he ran 100 miles in 24 hours, and yeah, he was barefoot. 

I found this on his website awhile back: “Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, they send forth a tiny ripple of hope. These ripples build a current, which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”

P.S. After posting this I found this picture of us. 

Somewhere in New Mexico, I think.

this is something I want to remember 

I don’t need to go to distant places to help. Their’s plenty to do here. 

I’m trying to be somebody 

Each time I see myself being indignant at something, telling myself that it’s crazy nobody does anything about this or that, or that something doesn’t exist yet, I remember I am somebody too and that I can be this person. I can create this thing.”

The paragraph above is taken from the writings you will see if you follow the link below.