A very excellent Hospice Teaching example
is one of the ripple of water.
Like when you drop something into water.
The ripples go out. Of course.
But when a person is deep into their own issues,
The ripples tend to go back in, so to speak.
They lose interest in world events.
Then, they lose interest in national events.
Soon, the ripples get smaller - going inward.
They don't care what happens in the state...
In the city..... in the neighborhood.
All too soon it starts to get personal.
Now they don't care what goes on in the house.
Or in the next room.
Eventually, the only thing they are concerned about
is what goes on, right in their bed.
Right inside their own skin.
Conversely, when a person starts to get "better"
They start to notice things again.
Flowers, and clouds, and things that are right within
their once - limited line of sight.
And maybe they take an interest again
in the way they look.
Maybe they have enough energy to spare,
to concentrate on something other than just
putting out emotional fires.
Maybe the future doesn't have to be a source of fear.
Or the past, a source of shame.
Somewhere between "puppies and kitties,"
And "eff the world."
F as in "feed."
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Hope you are having a great day
And looking forward to a great year!