Question: Our country’s federal deficit is larger than ever. Social Security and Medicare are broke. Our politicians are too busy fighting each other to fix anything. Does it seem like our economic problems are just getting worse and worse?
Answer: Let me make an unsolicited plug for the school teachers in our communities. Go hug a history teacher!
A working knowledge of history will help you get over your fears. It isn’t that the problems you’ve outlined aren’t real. Of course they are real.
But let’s back up a moment and look at the big picture.
Although Pam Plummer grew up around hunters in her extended family, she seldom hunted, preferring instead to enjoy nature and the outdoors experience without a deer rifle in her hand. That all changed after a divorce a dozen or so years ago.
“After the divorce, my son, Casey, prodded me to get on with my life and find something fun and relaxing to do. He thought I should consider deer hunting, so I decided to give it a try. I’d go with him and he has always been supportive and a good teacher, showing me tips and hints to help me,” Plummer said.
Caregiving is seldom easy — it involves providing financial, physical, emotional and spiritual support to someone who is unable to live independently.
According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, approximately 44 million unpaid individuals (mostly family members) provide care each year to ill or disabled loved ones who are age 18 or older.
If you’re a caregiver, no one has to tell you about competing demands for your time. You may feel the emotional drain of caring for a loved one whose condition may not improve.