It helps to have support from your husband and his willingness to listen to me daily as I vent about my visits with mom and also by reading. I wish mom could of lived her life this way. I love this poem by Sam Levenson. It was one of Audry Hepburn's favorite poems!
"For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone... People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed and redeemed and redeemed. Never throw out anybody. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others."
- Sam Levenson