We all know someone who has selflessly given of themselves in a caretaker role. These compassionate individuals step outside of their comfortable routines to take care of loved ones day after day.
My mother-in-law is one such caretaker. She spent years as the main caregiver for her mother, who lived with a chronic condition. She’s always there to provide caregiving for other family members and friends despite dealing with her own chronic health condition. She never complains and is always available to help when needed.
My mother-in-law goes about her caretaking duties quietly and efficiently. She simply does what needs to be done to make the lives of those around her better. She inspires me to give to others in the same way – never expecting even a thank you in return, even though she deserves thanks and so much more.
Caregivers Deserve Our Recognition and Praise
Because many caregivers meet the needs of their family members or friends with a quiet, humble spirit they are often overlooked. Sometimes other family members may forget just how much they do to make sure the person they are caring for is living a life that is as comfortable and full as possible.
The very compassionate spirit that makes a good caregiver so loving and giving is the same spirit that keeps them from seeking praise for their good works. These caregivers aren’t going to ask for recognition and they won’t often ask for a break. It’s up to those of us who see them quietly going about their caregiving duties to step up and share just how much they mean to us.
That’s why I’m proud to share with you the 25 Days 25 Ways to Care Contest sponsored by Create the Good. This is your chance to give much-deserved recognition to a caregiver. Think of the caregivers you know. Maybe they are friends or family members. Maybe they are members of the community. It’s time to share with the world what a blessing they are.
Watch the video below and then read on to find out how to enter your favorite caregiver in the 25 Days 25 Ways to Care contest.
Nominate a Caregiver in the 25 Days 25 Ways to Care Contest
The 25 Days 25 Ways to Care Contest was created to help you recognize a caregiver who is making a difference in the lives of others. (Please, do not nominate yourself.) Each day there will be one random gift card drawing per day for 25 days and your nominee could win! You can earn more entries for your nominee by sharing your submission on Facebook and Twitter. At the end of the contest the winner (as chosen by a panel of judges from Create the Good) will receive $2500 to the charity of his or her choice.
Here’s how to enter:
- Complete the online registration form at
- Create and upload a video (60 seconds or less) telling why your nominee should win. Remember be creative and talk about just how big of an impact your nominee has on those around him or her.
- Be sure to share your nomination on Facebook and Twitter to earn more entries into the daily gift card drawing for your nominee.
See the Contest Rules for more information.
In this season of gratitude and giving, this is a great way to give back to someone you know who gives selflessly of themselves. Share their compassionate spirit and see them inspire others to become as loving and giving as they are.