Yummmmmmmy! Sometimes only chocolate will do, I also like chocolate scented products - when I'm feeling virtuous, maybe like giving up chocolate for Lent, (I'm not btw
There are so many ways that I gain strength from, that I can't put it into words:
Having a close and special relationship, with the one I care for
Marvelling at my cared for's lack of complaint, and even thanking me for my help - this has inspired me not to complain either, because I want my loved one to feel wanted and loved, and to try and stay as cheerful and positive as possible.
Seeing that caring is a two-way thing, there are moments where our cared ones care for us! albeit briefly
Being more compassionate and patient towards everyone
Being more aware of people with special requirements
Having the strength to cope, as well as persistence and perseverance
Learning new things all the time about Caring
I don't know where my loved one gets the strength not to complain and remain cheerful despite her trials and tribulations. In fact she makes me laugh so much that I cry!
She is a truly special person who loves everyone, no matter what - and she never criticises anyone or looks down on anyone, she has not got a sarcastic word to say about anybody and that's why she is so loved by others...she is so kind hearted, loving, compassionate, selfless & down-to-earth and all this while she bears her crosses........
it makes me wonder really whether I am the one who is privileged to care for her, as she is truly a unique and special person, and I love her more each day, as she is my inspiration and I want to be more like her everyday........
So I would say the positive sides are having a close relationship with your cared for one and finding the work you do rewarding on so many levels
Plus the fact that you are constantly learning about caring all the time....
I look at the person as a whole and not what they suffer from as what a person suffers from is not who they are, it is a small part of who they are.....
Having the courage and strength to stand up and speak on my loved one's behalf.
Never giving up on my loved one - I always have hope
Being a Carer has taught me, what the most important things in life - what matters most of all is whether you have a genuinely kind heart, and are a good person, with the strength of character