For most of us, it’s safe to say that we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of our day and our brief interaction with others doesn’t allow us to get to know their story. How many people do we come in contact with on a daily basis that are going through a rough time? How about those who are most excited about a new life event? We never know the impact that a simple “hello” or even a compliment can have on a stranger!
Some of us have a daily reminder of the importance of these stories. For example, when visiting our partner skilled nursing facilities, I have noticed the relationships that our therapists build with the patients they are treating. They see and understand who these patients were before they were admitted into the nursing home…No matter if these patients are there for a short stay solely to receive therapy, or if they have chosen to make the nursing home their permanent residence, our therapists recognize that the dignity and independence these individuals have enjoyed most of their lives should be restored and appreciated so their stories can continue on.
The video below can serve as a reminder that no matter how busy we get or sometimes how frustrated we may become with others, we have the opportunity to positively impact their lives.[youtube]2v0RhvZ3lvY[/youtube]