Create Thankful Thursdays

Nov. 25, 2020

For years now, I have used Thursdays as my thanks-giving day. That is, I set aside time to say thanks in prayer each Thursday rather than ask for things or wait for the annual holiday to show my gratefulness. I spoke once before of looking at the glass as half-full, and I’d also like to share part of a thanks-giving list I created not long before my mother died from Alzheimer’s. Looking at her strengths rather than her weaknesses at that time, I wrote that:

  • Her health is still relatively good
  • She can walk and talk
  • She can feed herself and has a good appetite
  • She accepts taking her medicine
  • She entertains others with facial expressions
  • She still holds her head upright and watches things around her
  • She still responds in a way that lets you know she understands
  • She’s still my Mom

🙋Your Turn: What can you put on your thanks-giving list as a caregiver?

Published by Ardella

My mother’s experience through Alzheimer’s was nearly a 5-year journey. During that time, I learned how to be a caregiver along with other family members and friends. During that time I kept a journal which I later turned into the book, Learning to Love Olivia: A Daughter’s Journal of Her Mother’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s. This blog will draw on some of that content along with my experiences with other caregivers and will hopefully offer support and encouragement to those who find themselves walking in the same shoes.

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