A life is meaningless without a center or balance. My life is balanced because my husband’s life is balanced. Together, we have created a way to keep both of us centered, balanced, and our lives are full of meaning.
It is a fragile balance that must be maintained and nurtured by both of us to maintain that center. We both require different things to maintain the center. When my needs are met, I am able to ensure that his needs are met. We must find ways to maintain that balance for both of us and I will do everything in my power to keep the meaningfulness in our lives.
I hated Math, but I’m seeing this as a Meaningful Caregiving Equation:
His needs are: Hope / Love / Happiness / Memories
My needs are: Quiet Time / Self-Care / Sleep / Socialization
X = His Needs Y = My Needs
When X=Y, both our needs are being met
My life has meaning and his life has meaning.
When X=Y, the two sides are balanced and centered
OUR LIVES ARE MEANINGFUL
LIFE IS GOOD