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The Broken Way: A Daring Path into the Abundant Life by Ann_Voskamp
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Lately, I’ve been reading “The Broken Way” by Ann Voskamp and she poses a couple of tough questions! “What if the abundant life isn’t about having better stories to share but about living a story that lets others live better? What if the goal isn’t to experience more of the world but for more of the world to experience more?”
My husband, Frank and I are on a new journey in caregiving for our aging parents and we are trying to figure out what this looks like in our own lives. His folks are struggling with their health right now. We’ve been taking a long, hard look at how we can live a story that lets them live better. Aging brings with it some tough challenges. We are working to support their desire to stay in their own home as long as possible, and doing what we can to help return them to the best level of health as possible, given their medical situations.
At this time, when we “should be” planning for our retirement, we find ourselves at a crossroads where we are considering the idea of how “stay-at-home” applies to our aging parents – much in the same way that being a “stay-at-home-mom or dad” applies to raising children.
If you’d like to read more about our journey you can follow along at A Blog About Aging and More with Grace + Frank
I would like to challenge you to sit down with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and ponder these questions personally:
>> How do you want to be remembered?
>> What dreams do you still hold on to?
>> What do you want to do with your life?
>> How can you live a story that lets others live better?
And when you’re done, I’d love for you to share your answers! Let’s let others#livebetter!