Hardest To Provide Care For
Now, I ain’t naming names, but I got to say that I reckon the hardest folks in the world to provide care for are caregivers. They give and give to others and yet seem to feel bad if they have needs of their own. They lie something terrible, with their biggest lie being, “I’m okay.” They put aside their needs for the needs of others and are so damn busy helping that they ain’t got no time to be helped.
Caregivers Live In A Constant State Of Stress
Caregivers live in a constant state of stress, rarely get the sleep they need, nor the nutrition that they require. They always think in terms of ‘we’ instead of ‘me’ and consistently consider the needs of others to be greater than their own. They are bundles of love being ground down by life as they unselfishly put aside their happiness to be the happiness of others; angels who wipe away the tears of others when no one wipes away the tears of their own.
Many Caregivers Struggle With Untreated PTSD
They get no pay, work 36 hour days, and have to fight tooth and nail for things that none of us should ever have to fight for. And as a result of the care they provide, many caregivers struggle with untreated PTSD. These quiet, unassuming folks are unsung national heroes whose quiet stoicism goes mostly unnoticed and whose eyes smile to hide feelings kept deep within. They are devalued, often disrespected, rarely supported and yet they continue to care uncontionally.
Caregivers Are Magnificent And Noble Human Beings
Caregivers are magnificent and noble human beings who exhibit some of the finest qualities that folks can have. But, they’re the hardest damn folks to do anything for because anytime someone tries to help, they say “I’m okay”, even when they ain’t. But then again, they are givers not takers; the real deal, not fakers and I reckon that the world’s a whole heap better place for many because of them.