Aug 15, 2010


"Worry is fear -- but fear on the offensive. Worry is the guest we put up for a night who turns out to be a serial killer," Harry Cronin, CSC.

It is hard not to worry sometimes. We see the decline in functioning and worry what it means for the care receiver and ourselves. We read the stages of dementia and worry about how we will get through what is ahead, address each stage and get the help we need. But Fr. Cronin is right. Worry is worse than useless; it is destructive. Somehow we must not succumb to the temptation to worry. The only way I know how to do that is to stay in the present moment; because, after all, this moment I am handling, this moment things are okay. So, all is well. When I stay in the here and now, all is well.

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