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I have been assigned to one of the most upscale assisted living facilites in my county where I am here working the night shift sitting with a patient.  My patient is fast asleep and it is 2:45 in the morning but I am in awe of the changes that takes place in life.  Being at the facility and others I have realised that one day I too will become one of the residents.  I may not be able to afford the ones I work at presently but God I pray I make it enough to have home care.  I have encountered former actresses, lawyers, servicemen, judges and my current patient a doctor.  I think what has in me awe is that we grow up, get an education, then a career and before you know it dementia, parkinson disease etc just rocks our bodies.  My patient did not see the day coming where he was going to lay in a bed and have a total stranger change him, shift him, give him water etc.  Changes in life will come.  

I urge all my fab ladies to enjoy the moments we can now share, love your kids, encourage your mates and just LIVE.  I am so committed to living in the now and just to love inspite of.  Have a great day and a wonderful weekend.

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      Linda L wrote Jan 21, 2011
    • Thank you for sharing your compassion to assist our elderly.

      Thank you for the reminder to enjoy the moments we have now.  I’m committed to love my family and my work with children.  Enjoy your day and have an awesome weekend.



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      Brimstone1968 wrote Jan 21, 2011
    • Linda my job is one that I actually wake up and look forward to go to.  My heart and passion is the elderly and I absolutley love what I do.  Eva freeze the moment and enjoy her to the max.  My mom took a whole pill instead of a half of pill (blood thinner) and it made her so sick but luckily I was home for the holidays so I was able to step in.  It is a blessing to have both parents and in a sound mind.



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      Cathie Beck wrote Jan 21, 2011
    • What a compassionate reminder to enjoy our years we can still care for ourself, Brimstone.
      The elder care facilities need more people like you.  

      Cathie



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      Lonee wrote Jan 21, 2011
    • That’s very compassionate. I use to work in a group home with people that had down-syndrome. It really give you an appreciation for the life that you are blessed with. So many people complain and gripe about nothing and forget the simple things. My clients made me so happy because they didn’t have a care in the world. They made me forget all about my worries. Life is short, so live it and love hard. estatic



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      Mzd3 wrote Jan 21, 2011
    • Great advice , and I agree, there should be more people like you !



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      Josiewi wrote Jan 21, 2011
    • Yes, life can change in an instant. It is great to be able to appreciate the here and now. I know people who have suffered brain trauma, have brain cancer, lost mobility, etc. When you look at what you have instead of what you don’t have life has much more meaning and it improves character as well.

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