Yesterday afternoon, I received a telephone  request to come to speak to a group of hospice caregivers who had some questions.  The catch was that it was very short notice, could I do it tomorrow (today) at 1pm?

People often comment about how they cannot imagine what my job is like.  I counter with I cannot imagine what hospice caregivers deal with every day and how they cope.  When one of them calls and asks for assistance, I will do whatever I can to help.

When I showed up for the Q & A,  one of the nurses  presented me with a copy of the photo below. She thought it was hilarious.

It  is one of the ways  they/we cope. Occasionally, we have to laugh a little to keep from crying all the time.

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I hope that this does not offend anyone, especially f you recently experienced the loss of a loved one. 



About Ray V.

Living in Aiken, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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3 Responses to Perspective

  1. Meritings says:

    Humour can often be a safety valve when someone has died, I think it is a great response but not everyone agrees, I know! In the UK we are generally very bad at handling death, or talking about it. We rather hope it will be handled by “someone” and wish that the “someone” is not us!

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  2. my mom told me the other day on the phone that she hopes she doesn’t harm the environment too much when she is cremated. I didn’t respond. She said, “that’s a joke, dear.” ❤
    Diana xo

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  3. Saurabh says:

    simple but effective


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