Magic in the Land of Caregiving

As Thanksgiving approaches, I am so conscious of my many, many blessings.

Recently, I heard this quote on a Deepak Chopra meditation: “There’s a blessing in every minute.”

My friend, the author Bernadette Stankard, writes beautifully about noticing those wonderful and sometime subtle blessings.

Here’s to a joyous holiday.



Magic in the Land of Caregiving?   by Bernadette Stankard

Sometimes caregiving is too much with you. When you see your spouse struggling with the illness, when you see yet another thing that speaks of a lost relationship, when you hear another story of someone trying to make sense of the loss of memory in their loved one, you just want to scream, “No more!”

And then I remember a quote from Roald Dahl, the children’s book author. It reminds me that you can never lose sight of the magic of hope: “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”

Perhaps great secrets to living are hidden in the unlikely place of caregiving and in the people who cross our paths. Here’s to another day of searching for those secrets and being open to the magic.


Author-CRP-Site-Stankard                                                                                                     Bernadette Stankard

is the author of several books, including Dancing In The Dark – How To Take Care of Yourself When Someone You Love Is Depressed.  She gives presentations on creativity, multiple intelligences, and living with depression.

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