“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every person has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all people have some.” —Charles Dickens
As the holiday season begins, we hope all of our colleagues, clients, patients, caregivers, family and friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving. As therapists we are grateful for the opportunity to provide care to our patients and have the opportunity to watch them regain their independence.
It’s beautiful to watch as the rehabilitation programs revolve around a patient’s individual needs and how they become more active and engaged in their activities of daily living. Sometimes we get to watch as a family member walks again for the first time following an illness. We are thankful to have selected a career that affords us this opportunity.
However, this year many traditions will be put on hold. Many people will be spending the holiday away from family and friends due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions or safety concerns, but that does not mean we all do not have plenty to be thankful for.
This strange and intimate Thanksgiving is an opportunity to be thankful for our safety and our well-being. We hear stories of how our staff go above and beyond to help our patients, patients’ families, our clients, fellow team members as well as facility staff. Whether it be a gentle reassurance, an empathic ear, a last-minute treatment session, a piece of durable equipment, a referral for outpatient services, or just a helping hand – our team has an innate interest in helping others.
We all have plenty to be thankful for.
Sometimes we must dig deeper to find it, but it is there.
On behalf of the entire Prime Rehabilitation Services team, we wish you and your families a healthy and happy holiday season and hope you continue staying safe.