One of her greatest gifts was/is her sense of humor. In the time I was with her today, she had me and one of the wonderful caretakers in stitches! Her quick wit was in rare form. And this caretaker is a man who brings out the best in her. What a gifted young man! Tender yet strong, able to tease and "spar" with her, he lifts her spirits, adds a little light to the darkness.
What's my point, you ask? Well it's twofold.
Her caretaker uses his gifts beautifully and has a great dry sense of humor. Because of his use of his gifts, he has brought out Peg's gift of humor, something which has been buried for months. Even tho this "lift" seems fleeting, it allows her a reprieve from the mundane, the doldrums, the feeling of hopelessness....even if it's just for a few minutes.
We may never know how our gifts affect others