Love is a basic need – we all need it and we all crave it. With everything going on in the world, the power of love is being demonstrated now more than ever. We’re witnessing how love can really overshadow hate.
It’s my small way of showing him that everything cannot be on his schedule. That I do want to spend time with him. That there needs to be a little give-and-take.
And when it comes to vacations, Mike and I take separate vacations so that we can get away and rest. While this isn’t ideal, we do recognize the need for a break. And, instead of complaining about our situation, we’ve found a solution that works for us.
When I think of stresses and challenges, the mundane daily activities rarely come to mind.
We as caregivers do not give ourselves enough credit, grace, compassion and love for all of the little extra things that we do every day for our loved ones. This is more reason why we need to take time for ourselves. We so deserve it.
Imagine how much easier it would be if we told ourselves, “Today, I have 1,400 minutes and I’m going to spend 15 of them doing something that brings me joy.”