There are only four kinds of people in the world—
1. Those who have been caregivers
2. Those who currently are caregivers
3. Those who will be caregivers,
4. And those who will need caregivers.
Some things are inevitable in life. For instance, we are all growing older. And, as Rosalyn Carter (Former President Jimmy Carter’s wife) aptly stated, most of us will need or will become a caregiver.
Aging and caregiving are equally challenging endeavors. To do them successfully, meaning with grace and dignity, both require traits such as flexibility, patience, courage, generosity of spirit, compassion, forgiveness, a sense of humor, and, perhaps most important of all, a good attitude.
Many wise people have declared attitude to be one of the keys to a successful, joy-filled life. These often well-known sages have struggled through personal adversity and therefore speak from experience. I’ve listed a few of their quotes below.
The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me is more important than facts…. We cannot change our past…we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our attitudes. – Charles R. Swindoll
Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A “you can do it” when things are tough. – Richard M. DeVos
I’ve learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. – Martha Washington
It is your attitude, not your aptitude, that determines your altitude. – Zig Ziglar
At Home Solution’s is dedicated to improving the quality of life for seniors and adults with disabilities! Our caregivers bring a positive attitude along with a compassionate heart to help our clients achieve this goal.
KimTags: aging, attitude, caregiving