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Do you know someone that goes over and beyond to help people? I know several people who work hard to care for others and do a fantastic job but there is this one lady who’s name is Peggy. Peggy cared for my grandparents who didn’t want to move to a retirement home, so she went to their house every day.
Peggy was a trooper because my grandparents were a handful! She handled them with grace and we were always in awe on how well she had them under control. My grandparents were set in their ways and so trying to get them to do anything was so difficult, but Peggy was able to and with a smile on her face. It was incredible to watch their interactions.
I was younger back them and didn’t quite grasp the importance on what Peggy was doing, it’s just her job, right. Yes, it was her job but looking back at the experience I know Peggy enjoyed her job a lot and my grandparents were lucky to have her in their life. My grandfather, well he had Alzheimer’s disease, and that was hard to deal with on a daily basis. We didn’t have half the patience Peggy had with him; that is for sure. She would help him so much by finding his newspaper, glasses, and even reminding him he wasn’t able to drive anymore. My grandfather would grab the keys to the car (not sure why we kept them hanging on the wall) and head out to the car. Peggy well she would get him, and within 15-20 minutes she finally got him back in the house, or they would go for a walk. She knew exactly what to do and say to get him back on track.
Peggy’s patience was something else; my grandparents were happy people but when they got in their moods….oh my everyone would stay clear. She handled them so well, and I believe she enriched their last years with us so much, and to this day I’m thankful for Peggy! I wish I could tell her just how much our family appreciated her but she has passed away too.
I wish I knew and understood the significance of what Peggy was doing back then. I wish now we could let her know what a difference she made for all of us. It is very important to it is to let others know they are seen and appreciated. So today let the caretaker or that special someone in your life know they are appreciated by nominating them for the Create the Good 25 Days 25 Ways to Care Contest.
All you have to do is upload a 60-second Video to enter- watch this video and it will how you exactly how to enter-super easy!!
Is there a caretaker (Multi-Generational Households, Teachers, Babysitters, Coaches, Parents, Police, Medical, First Responders, or Mentors) that has changed your life? Nominate them TODAY- here! It is easy to enter and just imagine if they WIN! Share with the world how important they are to you and your family! Here is the Contest Rules.
Please nominate someone you think represents the values in the 25 Days 25 Ways to Care Contest!
Prizes: There are daily random drawings for one gift card per day over the 25 days. (sweepstakes). The gift cards will be awarded to the nominee in the video, not the submitter. This is an excellent way to recognize the nominee, and the bonus is if he/she wins a gift card. More entries can be earned by the submitter (for the nominee) by sharing their submission on Facebook and Twitter. More votes help the nominees gain more entrees. The $2,500 grand prize donation will go to the winning nominee’s charity of choice. (sweepstakes). The winning video will be selected by a panel of judges from Create the Good. Impact on others and creativity of the video are the two criteria for selection.