"Blessing for the Caregiver" (abridged)

You are the caregiver, the care partner,
And so much more.
Your life, even on your bad days,
Makes someone else’s life better.

May you breathe the fresh air of peace,
And smile with unexpected joy.
May you receive the profundity of the simplest thank you,
And sense the return of love whether articulated or not.

May your kindness and loyalty
Be returned to you many times over.
And may you know deep within during quiet moments
That you have done well.

-Bruce McIntyre

CareYaya encourages our readers to celebrate National Caregivers Day on Friday, February 19th, 2021, by reading this poem to yourself or a caregiver you know, and showing gratitude for the sacrifices caregivers make!