Helpful Ideas That May Cheer Up Someone That is very sick

Jenny Heart By Jenny Heart, 13th Apr 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Family members, and friends need us to ease their pain of the heart if they're suffering from a very serious illness. My father is very sick, and I wanted to inform my readers on what I found has helped my father while coping with a very serious condition.

Helpful Ideas That My Just Cheer Up Someone That is very sick

Many of my readers know that my father is very ill. Today I was pleasantly surprised. My dad was feeling very tired, and didn’t want to eat much. I had started to feel hopeless about ever cheering him up, due to his illness he’s suffering from these days.

My sister Brenda was looking at old photographs, and we both started sharing them with him. This did indeed bring him moments of enjoyment. My daughter Stacy, my sister Brenda set around for quite a while paging through the best of our old memories.

I wasn’t sure if this would help his mood, or damage it. All of us were pleasantly surprised. Sharing old photographs is one great way to help someone feel special.

There was another surprise for my dad today. His granddaughter Christy took a walk with her dog, and came in with him. My dad always did like the company of dogs around him. Today, he showed an interest in giving this dog some attention. This gave us hope for hopeful brighter tomorrows.

People that are ill from the cold, or flu, will benefit from these types of enjoyment as well as someone more seriously ill. Love can be shown in many ways. Think about what makes you smile, then see if someone who needs uplifting may enjoy it as well. You’ll never know unless you try.

My mother Mildred, has been fixing him milk shakes with ensure mix in it on a daily basis, to help keep his strength up. Last night he told his wife he might think about having some chocolate milk along with him if she decided to have one as well. Think about offering someone that is ill something that they always seemed to injoy. You could ask them if they would like any thing from hot chocolate to a nice cup of hot tea.

If it’s warm outside, offer your loved one the idea of setting outside for a brief time. Make some sun tea. Sun tea smells so good. It will open those senses that have kept him alive for years. This too is a great memory in itself.

Love does warm the soul, inside and out. It may just cures what ails you both; the need for spirit uplifting. The people that are caring for an ill family member or friend need to have some relaxing feelings themselves. All these things I’ve mentioned above, I truly pray will help all who take my suggestions, and put them to good use.


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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
13th Apr 2011 (#)

I am sure your father is just happy to know you are trying to comfort him.

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author avatar Denise O
14th Apr 2011 (#)

Jenny, your father has some great people in his life, it just warms my heart to no end. Funny how such simple things seem so much, I think we all need to keep this in mind. Just lovely my friend. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar foxpete88
14th Apr 2011 (#)

a father is a good example for the child. thanks for sharing Jenny.-

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author avatar D in The Darling
18th Apr 2011 (#)

Sharing moments shared always brings back memories of joy. It's therapeutic. Company of those who care about you, always means a lot to the one who's sick.

All the best to you and your family. May your father get well soon.

Thanks for sharing!

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author avatar Greenfaol
21st Apr 2011 (#)

A great article, and so very true. Positive moods really help people to feel better and there is something very healing about animals. Studies have proven that just stroking a cat or dog lowers blood pressure and eases tension.
Best wishes to your family x

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
5th Nov 2011 (#)

What a great story that you wrote. Specially when there is dog or cat around a person who is not feeling well always to a point britens their day.

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author avatar Retired
28th Jan 2015 (#)

Yes, animals and uplifting words can be so helpful. Great article.

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