A Word of Encouragement

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A-Simple-Word-of-EncouragementHi All,

On Today’s show, we take a different course. Rather than a show with a guest speaking on a very specific topic, I simply felt I wanted to reach out and share with you a word of encouragement – sort of from my heart to yours. Caring for a loved one can be very difficult and trying sometimes. I sure don’t need to tell this audience that. In any event, I wanted to reach out and simply encourage you.

This is a different podcast, and I don’t know why I felt that I needed to reach out and say this. Maybe somebody needs to hear it, but it’s going to be okay. Brighter days are ahead. It’s never as dark as it seems to us sometimes when we’re in the moment. That’s been my life experience, and I want you to hold onto that and remember that. Carve out some time in your day to day to find, to do, to see, or even to just eat or savor something beautiful, something that ministers to you, something that centers you. It’s going to be all right. It really is. Hard days don’t last forever.


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Price Jett: Hello, everybody, Price Jett here again. Welcome to the Elder Care 101 Podcast again. I’m going to do something different today. I woke up this morning and I felt that I just needed to do something different, and that is that we usually have a guest on talking about different elder-care topics from their world to educate our audience, but today I wanted to do something completely different. It’s not about interviews. It’s not about understanding Medicaid or anything like that more. It’s really not about anything more than me wanting to just reach out and say that I just wanted to give you a word of encouragement.

Some of you listening today have probably done some things like maybe changed your parents’ diapers, something you thought you would never have to do, or maybe you cleaned around a stoma. If you don’t know what that is, you can look that up online. Maybe you have all day long been in the emergency room or in the physical therapy facility and you are just tired, you’re just worn out. You’re worried, you’re drained. I know that feeling. I’ve been there, too. This podcast is really only to do one thing, and that is to offer you a word of encouragement, to remind you that brighter days are ahead, and to encourage you today to look for something beautiful in the midst of your darkness and your maybe pain that you’re going through.

Maybe it could be going outside and finding a flower and really looking at it and really looking at how it’s structured. Even a flower is a complex organism. If you think about it, pushing up through the ground, through the hard dirt and growing stem and then the bud and then blooming. My wife loves tulips, and we planted, oh, I don’t know, 20 or 30 or 40 tulips in front of the house, and she was so excited when they came up. I thought about how they pushed up through the hard, frozen ground and yet, they looked so tender, like they couldn’t do anything. Yet, they were able to make their way up on cue and grow and bloom and turn into a beautiful flower.

Maybe do that today or maybe go out and just watch a child play, or maybe go and get some comfort food like chicken pot pie or hot bowl of soup. That’s okay, too, once in a while to do that. Just take a little bit of time to reflect and breathe. Think about what is good in your life. While I don’t know all the details in your life and what you’re going through, and sometimes I wonder if I even know all the details of my own life and what I have to get done, there’s one thing that I know and that is that things happen for a reason. Very often from the darkest places, something good springs forth, sort of like that tulip pushing up through what looks like barren, dead ground. That happens sometimes, and I want you to know that all will be well again one day. Then even though we go through tough times, what I have always found is that we will be given the strength to bear up under the current load.

This is a different podcast, and I don’t know why I felt that I needed to reach out and say this. Maybe somebody needs to hear it, but it’s going to be okay. Brighter days are ahead. It’s never as dark as it seems to us sometimes when we’re in the moment. That’s been my life experience, and I want you to hold onto that and remember that. Carve out some time in your day to day to find, to do, to see, or even to just eat or savor something beautiful, something that ministers to you, something that centers you. It’s going to be all right. It really is. Hard days don’t last forever.

Anyway, maybe if there’s one person that’s listening to this and it does them some good to remember these things, then this podcast was worth it. All right, I love you guys, and I’ll talk to you later. Bye-bye.

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August 12, 2018 |

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