Aug 4, 2009

My Alzheimer's Caregiver Mantra


Each morning when I wake up, and right after I brush my teeth.

I look in the mirror and say,

I am not Alone.
I am the One.
I am an ALZHEIMER'S caregiver.

Somehow these words always brings a smile to my face. They send me into my day with a positive attitude.

Each night before I get into bed, I brush my teeth.

When I finish, I look into the mirror and say,

I am not Alone.
I am the One.
I am an ALZHEIMER'S caregiver.

These words empower me. They bring into focus my vision and my mission.

I will be writing shortly about two days in my life that changed me. The day when I realized--I was not alone.

The day when I realized--I was the One.

Along with these realizations, I came to the realization that I had accepted Alzheimer's into my life.

I decided that acceptance was a good thing, but it was not enough. I finally understood that change was possible, and that, it was up to me to take action and create change.

This is when I decided it was time to fight Alzheimer's.

I will be writing shortly about how I developed my mantra, and how it lead me to my plan.

Feel free to look into the mirrow and try these words.

Don't expect an immediate metamorphosis.

It takes a while before you start believing. If you have the courage to say these words over and over each morning and night--they take on a meaning and life of their own.



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