Today’s blog was inspired by a quote from Anne Frank: “Dead people receive more flowers than the living ones because regret is stronger than gratitude.” I want to understand why, as humans, so many people operate more on a guilt basis rather than living in a state of peace and happiness. In the home care services industry, we encounter much loss, and help frustrated family members cope with caring for their dependent, gently reminding them that they might be the one person in their dependents life that is bringing them happiness.
Whether we’re mourning the loss of a job, a marriage or even the death friend or family member, we tend to think of all the things we could have done or said, if not for whatever it was that stopped us. Life has only one guarantee, that is, it will some day end. Life is a gift we were given and every moment should be used to celebrate all we have to be thankful for. There really is always something to be grateful for, sometimes you just have to look harder.
So, what’s holding you back from expressing gratitude while people are living? Could it be found in doing for others? Why not bring flowers to your mom today? How about if you take Dad out to a ball game? Don’t have money to do those things, you have the key that could turn someone’s day around, and it’s free, it’s called a smile. Stop waiting to do things before it’s too late, seize the moment, and do your best to enjoy your day.
You won’t regret using our professional caregivers with the day-to-day care needs of your dependent loved ones. Bigelow Family Home Care has provided home care assistance for seniors and the disabled in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties since 2010. When you become a part of Bigelow Family Home Care, you are treated like a family member with access to on-call assistance 24/7.
If you have any questions about caregiving services, don’t delay, call today at (800) 804-8845 to schedule a private, no pressure consultation at no charge to you.