As today, Monday, Jan. 19, is the day we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr., we at Alliance Home Health Care are reminded of one the doctor’s most famous and powerful quotes:
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’”
It’s a simple question, but a good answer to it has powerful implications for making a difference in someone’s life. Especially, when you apply the question to the realms of home health, personal home care, and familial caregiving. However, it’s understandable, especially in familial caregiving, that many of us are busy juggling our own lives, children, work, commitments etc., with that of helping out family and friends around the home, to consider taking on more responsibility.
But always remember that every little thing you do for someone else can go a long way. Something as simple, and relatively non-time-consuming, as calling a loved one to say hello, or helping a neighbor out by shoveling their walkway or driveway, can make their day easier, and fill it with the notion that someone cares for them. And, eventually, the little things you do for others add up to something big, life changing even.
So, we here at Alliance encourage you to take the time today to not stress about what you can’t do to help; life happens, we know, but rather focus on the little things in life that you can do during the day to help make someone’s day better and fill it with just a little more love.
Happy MLK day, from all of us at Alliance Home Health Care.