I was in San Francisco for 8 days – a very long time to be away from my family. It was a lot of work in a beautiful city. The conference was amazing – with 8,000 caregivers of the elderly and disadvantaged descending upon the Moscone Center at one time. I met and spent time with some of the most caring, compassionate, selfless and wonderful people I will probably ever know. These are folks who want to make a difference, they want to make a difference in the quality of life of those who cannot do it for themselves.

I have nothing but admiration and respect for caregivers – my only hope is that through this meeting we have honored them in a way that is appropriate, and hopefully help we re-energized and inspired them so that they could go back and do what they do with a new light inside. It takes a special kind of person to do what they do – I wish I had it in me.

Now I am happy to be back with my family and my worries seem so minimal now. I have reset my perspective because of what I learned and who I met last week. I will enjoy my time with my family and be thankful for what I have.