Twitter and the Sandwich Generation

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Follow SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation on TwitterTwitter. Have you heard the word? Since you’re on the internet you might have. You might be doing it. Or you might be ignoring it. That was me – a month ago. However, I’ve been reading about it, researching it, and finally, took the plunge.

I started up an account, @SandwichINK, and have even officially Tweeted. It’s quite fun actually, and a lot harder than it looks – at first. Trying to say something readable in only 140 characters! My goal is to make my Tweeting a useful addition to this site. As I come across interesting links, have quick thoughts to share that can’t wait for a post, or find some inspiring Bible verses to encourage you, I’ll be Tweeting those on Twitter. If you are on Twitter or plan to be, I’d love to have you come join me.

Lest you think it is just for the younger set, I can assure you, I have found plenty of fellow members of the never-aging Baby Boomers Generation people out there. Not only that, but tweeting Senior Citizens are big news! If, however,  you’re not interested in Twittering, no worries. In the column to the right, you’ll see a listing of my most recent Tweets, with the links. And if you want to look through more, just click on “More Updates” at the bottom of the tweets and search away.

One of the tweets I did today spotlights a favorite book of mine. The Promise: How God Works All Things Together for Good, by Robert J. Morgan which is based on Romans 8:28, “We know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” I love this book. I’m reading it as a devotional each evening and it has been so encouraging. 

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I especially love his quote, “It’s love for God that aligns the rest of life in its proper groove.”  As a Sandwich Generation senior home care giver and granny nanny, it can often seem like life has gotten into the wrong groove and we’re bumping and thumping along. I keep finding that when I reorient my outlook from my personal desires and needs and focus it on God – loving Him, trusting Him, seeking His glory – it definitely helps. It may only change my attitude but many times that’s all that is necessary.

Granted, this reorientation may be required often, even hourly! It’s definitely not easy, but in God and with God, it is so worthwhile for all of us dealing with the Sandwich Generation issues of caring for elderly parents and helping with our grandchildren.

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