|"True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done" Antoine de Saint-Exupery|
How can we be happy? Perhaps the above quote is right -- by deeds well done. Caregiving fits into the category of deeds. Do you feel your deed of caregiving is well done? That is a source of joy. As caregivers, I think we need to be realistic. We will not get everything done. We will lose patience. We will sometimes be afraid -- for our loved one, for ourselves, if the money that is available will cover the needs. And then, we do it anyway. Courage is not absence of fear, but thoughtful action in spite of fear. Deeds well done, in spite of fear, constitute joy.