You might not be able to watch a DVD out of the need for quiet...so you read.
And what 'should' a caregiver be reading?
Well, there are no shoulds except for one...don't red books that are downers. You've got enough on your plate/ If someone suggests a great book, "Depressing but masterfully written!", you should politely decline. This is not the time.
It seems to me that there are four basic categories of reading for the caregiver:
- Books specifically geared to the caregiving experience, such as Diana Denholm's The Caregiving Wife's Handbook.
- Books that explore the situation from the patient's perspective; these include Kara Tippetts' And It Was Beautiful, Randy Pausch's The Last Lecture, and Mitch Albom's Tuesdays With Morrie.
- Books that buttress faith, such as Peter Rosenberger's Hope For The Caregiver: Encouraging Words To Strengthen Your Spirit.
- Books that help you escape the present moment; I'd suggest two travel books by Alexander Frater, Beyond The Blue Horizon and Chasing The Monsoon.
Having mentioned the book, Beyond The Blue Horizon, how about the song, as out musical theme?
My #write31days posts so far are:
October 1 - Worship For Caregivers
October 2 - Talk To A Caregiver
October 3 - Create A Caregiver Haven
October 4 - A Caregiver's Raw Hope
October 5 - A Caregiver's Trust
October 6 - Caregiving For Our Country
October 7 - Caregiver, Don't Hold Too Tight
October 8 - Caregiver, You Will Find Freedom In Truth
October 9 - A Caregiving Plan?
I do ask that you be patient with my slow replies to your comments (which we treasure). I'm trying to stay caught up.
Still hoping to get the new and improved version of Blessed Are The Pure Of Heart up and running in the near future. Just haven't had the energy to do it yet...but if you would like to read it, please say so in your comment and I'd be glad to send you a PDF (which should fit your Kindle).
I have another blog, "Starting The Day With Grace". The focus is a grace quote from someone you might not expect (like, say Mick Jagger) and a short commentary. I hope you'll join me.
Marley update... been moved to a sanctuary, and Bay County will revise their 'dangerous dog' codes.
If you can, please do leave a comment. I am trying to answer all, and I am failing, but please know this - I read and treasure each one.
Below are my recent releases on Kindle -please excuse their presence in the body of the blog. I haven't the energy to get them up as 'buttons' in the sidebar. You can click on the covers to go to the Amazon links.