“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 and patients, caregivers 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 program centers around the person’s individual needs, and 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.
We all have plenty to be thankful for. Sometimes we have to dig deeper to find it, but it’s there. I am personally thankful for my family and my two beautiful grandchildren, our health, and the time we get to spend together.
And now the holiday season is officially speeding forward with lots of shopping, traveling, and other festivities. It can be a difficult time for our clients, patients, and caregivers and we need to be sensitive and caring. Both wonderful attributes e embrace within the therapy world. So be safe, enjoy all of the festivities, and remember to spread the joy of the holiday season to All.