Reminders to myself---
Nothing lasts forever. So if things are good right now, enjoy it. It won’t last forever. If things are bad, don’t worry, because it won’t last forever either. Just because life isn’t easy at the moment, doesn’t mean you can’t laugh. Just because something is bothering you, doesn’t mean you can’t smile. And regardless of what happens in the long run, I must remember that true happiness begins to arrive only when I stop complaining about our problems and I start being grateful for all the problems we don’t have. I think strength comes, when you have so much to cry and complain about, but you prefer to smile and appreciate your life instead. I'm not saying that I dont cry. I do frequently when I am alone. But I am learning that there are blessings hidden in every struggle we face, but I have to be willing to open my heart and mind to see them. You can’t force things to happen, the way you want them to. You can only drive yourself crazy trying. At some point you have to let go and let what’s meant to be, BE. Our journey with Dementia has been very difficult at times and I yet know in my heart and mind it is going to eventually be much, much worse. Life’s best lessons are often learned at the worst times of our lives. You can't let a hard lesson crush your heart or your spirit.