Caring in Remembered Ways

Caring in Remembered Ways...inspiring compassion as a way of life

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I dedicate Caring in Remembered Ways to professional and family caregivers, parents, teachers, volunteers, young people—all of us—well or in pain, joyful or sorrowing, evergrowing, who long to nourish each other in ways we can feel, no matter the circumstances of our lives.

"I love this book. It's a spiritual healing."
– Gary Barg, publisher/editor-in-chief Today's Caregiver Magazine

"Masterful as it is memorable. . . captures, beautifully, the power—and poignancy—of caring."
– Karen Davie, president, National Hospice Organization

"Pure nourishment for the heart."
– Caroline Myss, author/Anatomy of the Spirit

"Rarely has a book elicited in me such a wide range of emotion as did this one."
– Pat Foster, Director/Ellsworth, Maine Public Library

"An inspiring collection of anecdotes and meditations on the art of tender mercies.
As much for caregetters as caregivers. . . ."

– Jon Wilson, publisher/editor-in-chief Hope magazine

"My copy of maggie davis's book Caring in Remembered Ways is marked with margin notes and turned back pages. Wise words leap out at me; 'Go slowly, delivering your kindness. Drizzle good like a pure blessing rain.' . . . An excellent book for a clergy or women's discussion group."
– The Reverend Elizabeth B Stookey Chaplain, Northfield (MA) Mount Hermon School

"maggie davis has written a deeply caring and reflective book for caregivers. Each page will touch your heart and inspire you to become the caring and intentional caregiver you hope to be."
– Josephine Cooper, Program Director/Faith in Action Community Connection - Ellsworth, Maine

ISBN 0-9638813-3-7   $10.00
5" x 8"   145 pages

maggie's most recent book, Caring in Remembered Ways, features caring in ways the heart knows—deep-seeing ways that express the best in us, that go beyond courtesy and kindness to the living compassion which embraces all the rest. The book celebrates the interconnectedness of all life and is a fifteen-years-later companion to her book, Choices of a Growing Woman.

        "Sometimes we have a mission we will likely not accomplish in 
        one lifetime; still, we travel toward that star. My mission is that all 
        human beings will be inspired to be all they are and care for each other 
        and all life in ways that feel true and beautiful and good. Imagine if 
        we considered everyone family. Who would we harm then? Who wouldn't we 
        love? Who ever would have to suffer, or die, alone?"

the Introduction to Caring in Remembered Ways

Caring in remembered ways is caring in ways the heart knows and the world longs for. It is being all we are for the sake of all of us, moving beyond courtesy and kindness and empathy to the living compassion—the fruit of seeing deeply—that enlivens all the rest.

No lights swirled while I was writing. I heard no voices. I saw no spirits. My guide was my own knowing. Many years I've spent recognizing my own knowing. More years I've spent trying to live it, first for my good, mostly—now, for greater good.

I confess I could have condensed this book into one sentence. See deeply the beauty and interconnectedness of all life; then think, speak and act from what you see. This understanding is the touchstone I hold my choices to and the ideal I grow toward. My lifework is to embody this understanding, planting seeds of it wherever I go.

I dedicate Caring in Remembered Ways to healing professionals and volunteers—all caregivers, in whatever setting—who long to be more present and tender. I dedicate it to parents and teachers who wish to be better role models for children, to all people young and older—well or in pain, joyful or sorrowing—who, regardless of world (or personal) predicament, aspire to live purposeful, nurturing lives. I dedicate it to creatures of air and earth and water all around.

Ways of being as well as ways of caring weave throughout the words I've written here. Surely, no one can say where being ends and caring begins. Who we are colors all we do and give.

As you read on, I hope you feel we are sitting together—you who hold my book in your hands and I, who have put myself into its pages. Perhaps you will be reminded of your own growing and caring times and of all you might have written here, as well. The practical mercies, revelations, stories, personal accounts, challenges, and ponderings that follow are echoes of the wisdom living deep in every heart.

Copyright © 1999 maggie s davis. All Rights Reserved.

Click on any section of the CONTENTS page below to read an excerpt or two from each section of my book. I hope you might feel the essence of the book by reading them.

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in the cradle of our arms

tell me your story

all in good time

promises to keep

mercy on us

becoming real


beyond words

do you remember me?

safe and sound

heroes among us

loving children

my life is in your hands

returning the favor

removing the blinders

the honesty room

good vibrations

wonder of wonders

innocent voices


minute particulars

tender touch

crossing all the borders

all our trials

blessings, gratitude and prayer

saying goodbye

loved ones dying

fragile country

many faces of love

giving ourselves away

a light in this world

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Neighborcare—co-founded by maggie davis in 1995—celebrates compassion as a way of life. This joyful band of volunteers offers free-of-charge, health-related assistance to neighbors in thirteen towns on the Blue Hill, Maine peninsula and beyond who fall between the cracks of the healthcare system.
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