It’s a funny thing, care. The more we give it to others, the more joy we feel in ourselves.
When we were young, our parents gave us the best years of their lives. Our elders fought for us in wars, told us their stories, and passed on their wisdom and their values.
They saw it as their responsibility. We repay that responsibility through our role as a carer.
We go to work knowing we’re lighting up people’s twilight days. Helping them embrace challenges with dignity. Allowing them the joy of striking new friendships, revisiting old passions, even mastering new technologies.
We’re realising their value. Helping them cry away old sorrows and laugh at new joys. To teach us all a little about the respect and dignity of the past. To talk with pride about their children and grandchildren.
In short, we’re abolishing loneliness. We also feel happy, fulfilled and liberated. All while doing something amazing. But it all starts with total belief in what we’re doing.
We’re carers. So let’s care, let’s really care….about everyone!