Twelfth “Day and Way” of Caring for the Caregiver ~ Give Yourself Credit for All the Good You Do ~
Dear NNPDF Families and Friends,
The holiday season always helps to bring out the best in people. It is a time for giving back, when we have an opportunity to show our appreciation to those we love with a thoughtful gift and words of encouragement and appreciation. Thought gifts and kind words are always well received ~ so why don’t we all take the time to express our thanks and gratitude more often?
As a caregiver, you may not feel deserving of praise, but what you do every day is truly remarkable and so self-less. Without ceremony and without praise you continue on…day in and day out…not just once a year. You choose to enrich the lives of, not only the one you are caring for, but extend your kind spirit and graciousness to all those in your life. Even if there are thankless days in the coming year, it is helpful to learn the best ways to actually see the value in your efforts and to encourage yourself with a pat-on-the-back now and then!
Visit the NNPDF Newsline web page for some additional links on how to encourage yourself, or to be supportive of a caregiver in your life, and how best to give them a boost of self-esteem, as well as, the energy to Persevere: http://www.nnpdf.org/NewsLinePage.html#TwelveDay12