Hello, my friends,
here is a poem about accepting things in a positive light.
TO A PRIMARY CAREGIVER
Constantly caring for a loved one
doesn’t happen to be any fun.
It soon can get you run down.
Here are some positive ideas
to reduce your need to frown.
You should try to take a break,
making the break for your sake,
focusing on yourself for quality time,
not having your loved one constantly,
continuously, entirely, on your mind.
Do this when your loved one is inactive,
sitting up passively in a chair,
lying down quietly or sleeping in bed.
It‘s a matter of attitude and outlook,
to take some breaks to keep your head.
Try making a sketch, reading a book,
listening to calming music, humming a song,
telephoning and conversing with friends,
anything else that pleases and pleasures you.
You can hire some relief for a few hours,
allowing you to leave your loved one,
change scenery, meet with other folks,
a caregiver’s support group, and do errands.
Rely on yourself and others for quality time.
Source: Retiring And Senior Living,
Experiencing The Second Half Of Life,
By Norman Molesko
Mr. Norman Molesko is a trained psychologist, a nursing homes administrator, a performer of his written work, an author of “Heart Attack! Then What?” and “Retiring And Senior Living, Experiencing The Second Half Of Life”, and he is seen as an exceptional poet who focuses his written work on the senior life and the senior experience. Norman has been honored as the “Poet Laureate” of the San Fernando Valley Retired Teachers Association as well as the “Resident Poet” by the California San Fernando Valley Voice Newspaper.