Joyous Leaves

May 28, 2014
Carol Ende, The Eden Alternative Blog

A journey is an adventure of discovery. Finding opportunities to reflect and focus on the simple pleasures helps us understand why we have committed ourselves to the path we have chosen. By pausing briefly we can ensure ourselves we are surrounded by the right people we can enjoy the voyage with.    

At the 2014 Eden Alternative International conference, we asked people to reflect on how the Eden Alternative has impacted their lives.  These stories, words and thoughts were shared with Bill and Jude Thomas and all attendees.   We would like to share them with you too… here are a few

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On any journey when we feel we belong to something larger than ourselves, we will strive to do better.   A sense of belonging is important to any journey. The Eden Alternative conference brought us together for a common mission of creating well-being for all care partners.

Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.”
― Winston Churchill

 

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