Do you feel like the only worker ant in your caregiving colony?
Caregiving is both rewarding and overwhelming.
Do you find yourself trying to make progress when the winds of life start blowing against you?
Sometimes, we go through periods in life where we feel like a bunch of ants coming and going… but we don’t have to.
A year ago, I spotted these “ants on a mission” while hiking at the Devil’s Punchbowl Natural Area in northeast Los Angeles County. What struck me was how many there were. They appeared on a mission, marching to and from… wherever!
When you click on the 32-second video below, you’ll find the reason I couldn’t follow them to their destination. Also, LOWER THE VOLUME before clicking on the video. It was a very windy day!
How often do we find ourselves in this same situation, where we just keep going and going and we feel we can’t stop?
And if we don’t watch out, we may end up with an unexpected result as John Roche details in his book, Unforeseen Journey, which will be in our next monthly newsletter.
If the embedded video does not play, click on Ants on a Mission YouTube video for the 32-second video.
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Make caregiving more predictable like the ant trail… except, if you don’t look ahead (you finished watching the video, didn’t you?), you might encounter an unexpected fall.
Look for our next issue on April 1. And no, it’s not an April Fool’s joke! Each issue arrives in your inbox on the 1st of every month.
You deserve more than feeling like a worker ant.