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Feel Good Friday!

MAS_Nurse
MAS_Nurse

Good morning everyone how are you all doing today? How has your week been? I know some of you here in the UK, you will have been getting your children or grandchildren ready to go back to school to start the new school year after the summer holidays. Maybe your caring duties for your loved ones, be they young or old will have lightened just a little.

The quote in the picture is so true. Did you know that, "the greatest gifts you can give someone are your time, your love, and your attention"? What counts in caring for those we love IS our love. Sometimes we need extra support when our arms are flagging, and our hearts are weighed down with the weight of caring. But this is one reason why this community exists, to be there for each other, to raise up each other’s arms, to provide practical and emotional support and ideas.

Today is a beautiful day, the sun is still shining even if there are clouds blocking your view. One of my favourite singers is Michael Bublé, and I listen to his song ' It's a beautiful day', and have a dance around the kitchen while I’m doing stuff, it’s a little dose of happiness!

Have a great weekend!

MAS Nurse

[Photo quote from Tiny Buddha: tinybuddha.com/category/fun...]

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sassy59
sassy59Ambassador

The weeks just fly by no matter how much or how little we do it seems. Grandson back at school and granddaughter has more hours at playschool. Everything’s changing as autumn comes upon us.

Thank you for the quote and uplifting post MAS_Nurse. Have a good weekend everyone and take care. Xxxxx

Michael Buble is a guaranteed way to have a feel-good Friday :) ! Thanks MAS_Nurse

Callendersgal
CallendersgalAdministrator

This afternoon I crunched up the gravel path of a small and traditional church in Oxfordshire, to celebrate the life of my cousin Godfrey, who recently made his final farewell. Set in a peaceful village location, the church overlooks the Chiltern Hills and the whole vista looked so beautiful in the glinting sun of a September afternoon.

Inside, at least a hundred of Godfrey's family and friends were gathered, many of us of similar age to him, but right down to his two tiny grandchildren, one of whom had written him a farewell poem. So it was very emotional for us all and sad, but also with a peace and dignity and that bitter-sweet feeling that often comes when we are gathered with like-minded people to say a last goodbye to someone special.

Does anyone else find, as I do, that the most special hugs you ever get in life, come when we hug someone to whom we are about to say our last 'goodbye' or with each other when they have departed? There's a deep spirituality and comfort about them and so many unspoken thoughts seem to pass from one hugger to the other.

After the service as we gathered together, again in an old traditional way at the village hall for refreshments, I caught up with family I hadn't seen for a long time and the usual rounds of funny stories emerged, so there was laughter as well as tears.

I am always astounded at how brave the closest family members manage to be at such times, and how gracious.

I hope you'll all forgive me for taking this moment via the Care Community forum to say 'goodbye' to Godfrey. He was a peaceable and loving person and a wonderful family member. Rest in peace.

sassy59
sassy59Ambassador in reply to Callendersgal

Amen to that. RIP Godfrey.

Callendersgal
CallendersgalAdministrator in reply to sassy59

Thanks sassy59! x

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