There’s nothing I would retire for,
so I won’t retire.
[James Earl Jones]
I started my adult work life as a caregiver (nurse) and, fifty years later, I spent this year working on a job for Willowgreen, Inc. (a publishing company) that is designed to inspire caregivers. Willowgreen’s owner, Jim Miller, writes this about Daily Inspirations for Caregivers:
If you’re a family caregiver, you can be encouraged and lifted every morning for one complete year with James E. Miller’s newest electronic resource. Each day you’ll receive a personalized email from him containing one of four offerings: a short inspiring video, a brief audio, a one-page writing, or a photo-thought, incorporating a striking photograph with a meaningful quotation.
I’ve been an independent graphic designer for thirty years, and I consider this to be at the top of my list of beloved products upon which I have worked. I was diagnosed with, and had surgery for cancer right before I started working on this project last spring. As I worked on the 365 items used in Daily Inspirations for Caregivers, I discovered that immersing myself in the positive thoughts and images bridged the time between diagnosis and recovery for me. All summer, I was filled with joy while I worked.
Now who in her right mind would retire from a job like that? I’ve decided to redefine my work toward publishing my designs and patterns, something I can do in my home office, but I’ll not retire while I can see, think, and draw on my new iPad Pro.
If you would like a free sample of Daily Inspirations for Caregivers,
you can sign up for it HERE.
Charlotte Misegades Griffin said:
What Misegades EVER retires, some of us don’t get paid, but we are always working on something. And I am sorry I haven’t “kept up ” on you more (bad cousin!)
Love you loads, (my card and letter will be in its way soon–I have had trouble with getting my iCloud data base to a cvs format for my Avery labels)
By the way, I just bought an iPad Pro…love it!
I’m looking forward to your Christmas letter. Send love west to you.
Mary Jo Doig said:
I’ve missed you Katherine and understand now. I’m thrilled for you that you have done this project that has been the richest you’ve accomplished so far. Peace, health, and joy for the holidays. Mary Jo xo
I’ve missed you too, Mary Jo. Actually, I am doing quite well. Good to hear from you.