“I’m well and strong and young, young enough to go to the front. If I can’t be a solider, I’ll help soldiers.” -Clara Barton
Caregivers live to give and to help others in ways that range from the intimate to the large-scale. Whether they are heroes, teachers, parents, mentors, nurses or best friends, they are nurturing, selfless at their core and driven to attend to the needs of others. At times they give so much that it makes their own lives difficult. But typically, they find more satisfaction than most of us when focused on people and causes outside themselves.
Caregivers are superb listeners and very solution oriented as well; and whether they are teaching, active in community service, raising children or caring for aging parents and patients, this is a family of archetypes with generosity at its center.