When I arrived at my office this morning, I was pleasantly surprised to find homemade sweets nicely wrapped in a holiday theme. A grateful patient and her husband has written the sweetest words in a “thank you” card. It made my day. This was enough to put me in the holiday spirit.
It is important to be reminded of the impact we have on other people’s lives. It motivates me to continue doing the best I can and reminds of the core values that motivated to pursue medicine as a career.
gifts of gratitude from patients/clients are always appreciated! I know I always enjoy seeing acknoledgements in the paper from one of our clients when they extend a special thank you to the funeral home for services rendered, once we even got a gift basket from the daughters of a women we had buried the week before 🙂 Keep doing what you’re doing Hasan 😉
Andrè, it is those few who will take the time to express their gratitude, not that it is expected, but knowing or hearing it makes a difference like you have mentioned.
I am reminded of a couple I have cared for in the distant past. They lead modest lives supported by humble finances. However, one would think they live like kings given their lavish generosity with praise, thanks, kind words, and affirmations of love for each other and for those around them. They convery a unique appreciation for life and all of its unseen and intangible treasures.
When ever I see them, I am reminded of why I love what I do.
Happy Holidays Hasan!!
Happy holidays to you Ken. Very well said. Thank you for taking the time to check my post and comment.