Today was a Difficult Day,” said Pooh.  There was a pause.

“Do you want to talk about it?” asked Piglet.

“No,” said Pooh after a bit.  “No, I don’t think I do.”

“That’s okay,” said Piglet, and he came and sat beside his friend.

“What are you doing?” asked Pooh.

“Nothing, really,” said Piglet.  “Only I know what Difficult Days are like.  I quite often don’t feel like talking about it on my Difficult Days either.  But, goodness, Difficult Days are so much easier when you know you’ve got someone there for for you. And I’ll always be here for you, Pooh.”

And as Pooh sat there, working through in his head his Difficult Day, while the solid, reliable Piglet sat next to him quietly, swinging his little legs…he thought that his best friend had never been more right.

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Our veterans have many Difficult Days.  These difficulty could be a result of Gulf War Illness.  Let’s talk about that in today’s episode of Let’s Talk Dementia.  Write me at carol@letstalkdementia.org .

 

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