There are certain individuals in this life that exude potential.When you close your eyes, you can just imagine them in one situation or another. The same is true for elderly caregivers. There are simply some sweet, kind and loving individuals that would be perfect for this position – and that is perfect considering that our elderly population continues to grow instead of decline.
In addition to caring for the elderly and writing, I also teach a religious education class to those young adults preparing for their Confirmation into the Catholic faith. When working with these teens, I am able to witness the true love and affection that some carry with them in their normal, everyday lives. These are the potential future caregivers that I see developing! These are the individuals that the world should take notice of for even if they do not decide to be caregivers for their lifetime, they do ‘care’ and that is quite rare!
Building potential and guiding the young is also a way to educate them that With Age Comes Respect. I have always been complimented on my sons’ actions and the way that they care for others. This is great and I am proud, but I think that there is much higher inspiration that we should rely on, too. Perhaps that higher inspiration allows me to witness the sheer good and the sheer potential in others.
No matter what, I am just very happy that young people want to follow in a path of caring for others. If I can help them to do so, I want to believe that I will!