Caregiving and Christmas: Finding Joy

Caregiving and Christmas: Finding Joy

Tis the season…  Black Friday, Cyber Monday and a heap of expectations that comes with Christmas in our society.  What does this time look like for you?  Can a family caregiver, who’s also a parent that is holding down a job, possibly find joy? “We’re all climbing a mountain with the anticipation of reaching the top…to find peace and happiness.  But just as we near the top, something always knocks us down,” said Fr.  Shaun at Sunday morning’s mass.  I could see his face looking about the congregation, scanning our reactions.  He had my attention.  “We may reach that peak, but I don’t know too many people that get to stay there too long,” he added. What Pushes Us Back? Christmastime brings more hustle and bustle than many of us can handle. Shopping, baking, cooking, planning, and decorating are but a few of the things that lead up to the holiday, blowing up our daily routines and rhythms.   Finding balance with everything we […]

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