Caregiver Deprivation

caregiver deprivation

Do you feel deprived as a caregiver?

Many caregivers are frustrated, overwhelmed, resentful, weary, and depressed.  They find themselves deprived in many areas of life:

  1. physically
  2. socially
  3. psychologically
  4. economically

Caregivers become overwhelmed from the house being in a disarray, friendships lost, finances worn thin, and hopes dashed.  Please click on our menu and our categories for specific pages addressing all these areas and more.

A good nap, a good snack, a good quote, and a good joke…

Caregiver, do you need a quick shot of encouragement?  Sometimes a good nap, a good snack, a good quote, and a good joke are all it takes to lift the spirits.  Since you may not have the ability to actually nap, or enjoy a quiet snack alone, let’s stick with the quotes and jokes for now.

Quotes for caregivers:

Below are some quotes a few friends have sent me over the last year-

  • “The deepest pain, hurt, and struggle you don’t share with anyone, God sees!  Don’t think you are fighting anything by yourself because you’re not.”
  • “Forgetting what’s behind and straining toward what’s ahead, I press on…” -Philippians 3:13-14
  • “When a storm is coming, all the other birds seek shelter.  The eagle, alone, avoids the storm by flying above it.  So, in the storms of life… may your heart soar like an eagle.”
  • “Don’t do dumb things with your smart phone.”
  • “Encourage yourself in the Lord.  You were never created to to live depressed, defeated, guilty, condemned, ashamed, or unworthy.”
  • “Whenever you feel unloved, unimportant, or insecure, remember to whom you belong (Ephesians 2:19-22)”.
  • “Until God opens the next door, praise Him in the hallway.”
  • “We begin our life by screaming ‘mine’.  We end our life crying out ‘Yours’ to the Father.”
  • “A sign of a beautiful person is that they always see the beauty in others.”
  • “Blessed are you when men hate you and when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name.” -Luke 6:22″
  • “God is.  Any questions?”
  • “If at first you don’t succeed, read the instructions (the Bible- Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth).”
  • “Everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.” -1 Timothy 3:12
  • “Stand firm.  Let nothing move you.  Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” -1 Corinthians 15:58
  • “You can’t see your reflection in running water.  It is only in still water that we see clearly.”
  • “God has a reason for allowing things to happen.  We may never understand His wisdom, but we simply have to trust His will.” -Psalm 37:5
  • “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you…. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.” -Isaiah 43:2-3
  • “The rest of your life can be the best of your life.”
  • “God is at the end of your rope.”

Jokes for caregivers:

The following jokes were compiled by two of my favorite joke telling caregivers-

  1. “I may not be Wonder Woman… but I can do some things that make people wonder.”
  2. If you want to hear the sweet sound of little feet, buy a dog.
  3. Q: “Mom, why are computers so smart?”  A: “Because they listen to their motherboards.”
  4. Q: How do you communicate with a fish?  A: You drop it a line.
  5. Q: What is the Easter Bunny’s favorite music?  A: Hip-hop
  6. A little girl said to her mother, “I am never having children.  I hear they take 9 months to download.”
  7. Q: What should you do to a red elephant?  A: Quit telling it dirty jokes.
  8. Q: What bird is always sad?  A: The blue jay.
  9. “It is no coincidence that man’s best friend cannot talk.”
  10. Q: “Mom, what’s it like to have the greatest daughter in the world?”  A: “I don’t know.  You’ll have to call grandma and ask her.”
  11. “My wife said it was me or the cat.  I miss my wife sometimes.”

For more jokes, from my favorite caregivers, please read an additional post about laughter by clicking here.

You are not the only caregiver who feels deprived.

At the very moment you are reading this, caregivers around the world, are feeling the same emotions as you.  There are posts, in our menu, about resentment and stress.  Please check there for links that have not been added to this post.

To help you know that you are not the only deprived caregiver, links have been added below that contain caregiver’s comments.  Click on the links below to read the comments other caregivers have written:

Let other caregivers know that they are not crazy with the emotions they feel:

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