• Carmen Milligan

Wednesday Word: Respite


nounre·spite\ˈres-pət also ri-ˈspīt, British usuallyˈres-ˌpīt\

1:  a period of temporary delay

2:  an interval of rest or relief

Origin of RESPITE

Middle English respit, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin respectus, from Latin, act of looking backFirst Known Use: 13th century Another word that I love, and think should be used more often in conversation. This word came to mind this past weekend, as more and more of my friends become caregivers for one or both of their parents. One of the points made again and again in any caregiver training is that caregivers need a time of respite. It can be very stressful to be a caregiver and often becomes all-consuming. A time of respite, away from the tasks at hand, will refresh and renew both your body and mind. I'll bet you could use some respite right now!

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