caregivers1 325x227Angels have been around since the beginning of time. They are mentioned throughout the Bible. Some people have studied the angel realms. They believe that we each have a guardian angel and angel guides. The folks who have studied angels believe there are several levels of angels. Famous archangels include Archangel Michael  (people pray to him for protection), and Archangel Raphael (people pray to him for good health or healing). In the study of angels, one learns how to be aware  of messages the angels are giving you.

This can come in the form of numerical sequences, repeated messages or words, electronic happenings, dreams, and several others. Whether you believe in the existence of angels or not, there is a kind of angel that we all know - Earth Angels. What or who are Earth Angels?

Earth Angels are all around you. It might be the spouse or adult child who tirelessly cares for their ill spouse or parent. These Earth Angels work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Instead of always asking them how their sick spouse or parent is doing, it is important to recognize the caretaker and ask them, “How are YOU doing?”

Other Earth Angels come in the form of someone doing something kind for someone; paying it forward. Another kind of Earth Angel is one who is employed as a caregiver. These folks are not in this profession for the money; they are doing this job because they have the heart and compassion to do it. A famous saying is so true - it talks about how someone can not learn from a book how to make sure the patient retains their dignity when getting a bed bath, or being cleaned up after a bathroom accident. Think, how does that patient feel? Humiliated? Forlorn? The person taking care of them is an Earth Angel for showing compassion and making sure the patient’s dignity remains when  it is so needed.

Who do you know that is an Earth Angel? Perhaps the Meals on Wheels volunteers? How about the hospice volunteers who sit by the hour and hold a dying person’s hand so they don’t pass alone? Could it be the person in the grocery store line who lets someone go ahead of them?  Every act of kindness, forgiveness, and compassion sets you on your way to being an Earth Angel. Look around folks! Do you see people doing acts of kindness with no expectation of a reward? You’ll see several Earth Angels among us!

I am honored to walk with Earth Angels every day. All 107 of our  caregivers at CareGivers America are Earth Angels. They work tirelessly helping our clients stay in their own homes - whether they are elderly folks, or people of all ages who are afflicted with a disability. For more information on CareGivers America, please call 484-387-0852.
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