Even if you do not typically thrive on a strict schedule, having a routine can be helpful in times of unpredictability, uncertainty, and stress.
Robert has been thriving on his daily routine and so have his friends. This repetitive act of kindness, of being outside with the birds, chipmunks and squirrels, chasing away predators while enjoying his daily dose of fresh air has provided him with a sense of peace especially with advancement in disease.
Roberts’s wife certainly noticed a change when Roberts’s mobility stole his valued time of connection and solitude created by feeding, protecting and loving the neighbourhood wildlife. This interruption can cause us as humans to overthink health issues, allowing these thoughts to take precedence over what actually does bring joy to our lives.
A call to the LWF changed everything for Robert, as the team worked together brainstorm proper use of equipment, including aiding Robert as he maneuvered that flight of stairs to the walkout. Landing on that last step, Robert drew in a deep breathe and on exhale was a huge
“And, HERE we are”….
Step after step, Robert made his way to his peaceful place, through those sliding glass doors, bucket swinging in the breeze as whole peanuts danced inside- A treat for Chippy, as Robert sank into his comfy chair, the reality of staying in touch with friends, a sense of normalcy through otherwise tough times-sentiment witnessed by all.