Friday, March 09, 2007

Just For Today

The past 2 days have been lived in cocoon, spending 12 hours a day being a caregiver/hospice to a great old woman with alsimers. I attend to her needs, we watch the game show network, old westerns, reading, light housework, napping, and meditating. The time seems to slow down when I am there and what goes on outside is of little concern to me. The feral cats that she feeds and the magpies that steal the food is our main focus.

I am out of touch with my family, my friends, my house, my-to-do list, my blog, my dog. I will be doing this tomorrow, Sunday and 4 days next week so I’m in it for the long haul. Now I should go to sleep and get refreshed to go again tomorrow.

Just for Today….
I will give myself permission to slow down
I will be more present in the moment.
I will be both patient and compassionate.
I will listen with both ears.
I will do my work cheerfully and with competence.
So let it be……

1 comment:

Walker said...

The times that I have been "in service" as you describe have been very satisfying to me. I'm sure you will feel the same way. What you are doing is a beautiful selfless gift.