In my recent post, "Why Gratitude Is A Superpower," I told the story about a thank you note that my daughter, Maya, left me one morning for making her coffee. I was literally overcome with warmth and appreciation.
My reaction demonstrates the real impact we can have on another person's emotional state when we express gratitude — either verbally or written — for something (gift, assistance, help, ...
I found this note waiting for me this morning in the kitchen.
It was from my daughter, who is home for the holiday week from New York. I made her a cup of coffee yesterday morning, and it was waiting for her on the table when she woke up and meandered sleepily into the kitchen.
Five months ago, "little kids" started visiting my father-in-law, stealing things. The hallucinations and dementia progressed, and we were forced to move him to a memory care unit.
Memory care unit is the polite term for a lockup unit for people with dementia. Walking through the locked doors for the first time triggered in me an intense urge to run away.
First, you encounter the "dementia parking lot" with the "inmates" parked ...