Being the caregiver of a loved one can be difficult for many reasons. Nevertheless, it is a responsibility that many Americans have. According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, An estimated 44 million Americans age 18 and older provide unpaid assistance and support to older people and adults with disabilities who live in the community.
Although stressful at times, it can also be a fulfilling experience. In fact, 80% of family caregivers reported the experience as emotionally rewarding, according to a nationwide survey by Care Today magazine. Each persons experience is different in one way or another.
Nonetheless, any caregiver may benefit from support and advise. One way to seek advise from those deemed wise is by reading quotes. Here are 20 quotes to inspire caregivers on any given day, good and bad alike.
Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune. - William James
A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it. - Chinese Proverb
Opposition is a natural part of life. Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition such as lifting weights we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity. - Stephen R. Covey
Patience and fortitude conquer all things. - Ralph Waldo EmersonThe key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it. - Arnold H. Glasgow "Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. - Melody BeattieThere are two ways of spreading light -- to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.? - Edith Wharton"How can you have charisma? Be more concerned about making others feel good about themselves than you are making them feel good about you." - Dan Reiland"You can learn new things at any time in your life if you're willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you."? - Barbara Sher"The greatest discovery of the 20th Century is that our attitude of mind determines our quality of life, not circumstances." ?- William James"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect."? - Chief Seattle
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.? - Lao TzuOut of clutter, find Simplicity. From discord, find Harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies Opportunity.? - Albert EinsteinIn life you can never be too kind or too fair; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with. - Brian TracyOne person caring about another represents life's greatest value. - Jim Rohn"It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself." - Ralph Waldo EmersonThere is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self. - Aldous HuxleyBecome aware that there are no accidents in our intelligent universe. Realize that everything that shows up in your life has something to teach you. Appreciate everyone and everything in your life. - Wayne DyerYou give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. - Kahlil Gibran