Shared by my friend Theresa. FLORAL PHILOSOPHIES: The photos are great, but the philosophy is even betterWe never get what we want,We never want what we get,We never have what we like,We never like what we have.And still we live & love.That's life...The best kind of friends,Is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with,Never say a word,And then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you've ever had.It's true that we don't knowWhat we've got until it's gone,But it's also true that we don't knowWhat we've been missing until it arrives.Giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they'll love you back!Don't expect love in return;Just wait for it to grow in their heart,But if it doesn't, be content it grew in yours.It takes only a minute to get a crush on someone,An hour to like someone,And a day to love someone,But it takes a lifetime to forget someone..Don't go for looks; they can deceive.Don't go for wealth; even that fades away.Go for someone who makes you smile,Because it takes only a smile toMake a dark day seem bright.Find the one that makes your heart smile!May you haveEnough happiness to make you sweet,Enough trials to make you strong,Enough sorrow to keep you human,And enough hope to make you happy.Always put yourself in others' shoes.If you feel that it hurts you,It probably hurts the other person, too.The happiest of peopleDon't necessarily have the best of everything;They just make the most of everything that comes along their way.Happiness lies forThose who cry,Those who hurt,Those who have searched,And those who have tried,For only they can appreciate the importance of peopleWho have touched their lives.When you were born, you were cryingAnd everyone around you was smiling.Live your life so that when you die,You're the one who is smilingAnd everyone around you is crying.Please send this messageTo those people who mean something to you,To those who have touched your life in one way or another,To those who make you smile when you really need it,To those that make you see the brighter side of things When you are really down,To those who you want to knowThat you appreciate their friendship.And if you don't, don't worry,Nothing bad will happen to you,You will just miss out on the opportunityTo brighten someone's life with this message...
Periodically I will add posts here if the sources provide additioanl informaiton on how to think about and deal with Dementia/ Alzheimer's Disease.
SCROLL DOWN FOR TEXT and BIBLIOGRAPHY from DAI WEBINAR 2/22-23/2017. You can also find this information on my website: www.horvich.com
Even though this blog is now dormant (see info below) there are many useful, insightful posts. Scroll back from the end or forward from the beginning. My guess is that you could spend a lot of time here and maybe learn or experience a thing or two about living with and loving someone with Dementia/Alzheimer's or maybe come away with the feeling that "you are not alone" in YOUR work with the same!
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THIS WAS THE FINAL POST TO THIS SITE BEFORE IT WENT DORMANT.
Happy New Year 2016. With a new year comes new beginnings and sometimes endings. If I am personally progressing and if I am doing a good job in my grieving Gregory's death; if I have been able to learn my lessons in living and loving someone diagnosed with Dementia/ Alzheimer's; if I am to get on with my life ... I need to bring this Alzheimer's blog to an end since my writing has been dealing less with Dementia/ Alzheimer's and more with life after Dementia/ Alzheimer's.
Of course, I will always continue to work for and support fair treatment on behalf of people with Dementia/ Alzheimer's and may post here from time to time. Also, there are many wonderful posts here through which you may browse.
With this change, I will continue and reinvigorate my "michael a. horvich writes" blog which deals with grieving Gregory's death, life lessons, personal experiences, observations, memoirs, dreams, and humor in essay and poetry, as well as an attempt now and then at sharing a piece of fiction.
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