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How to make any situation better for you and others

I took in two things this week that were connected.  When I tell you what they were you might not think of a connection so there it goes.  I attended a Quality Summit at work and watched Disney Cinderella 2015.  Hmmm…. yes they are connected.

The Quality Summit was about health care.  One presenter is passionate about family centered care.  Involving families and patients in their health care on any level they feel comfortable with.  Our health centre has a Family Advisor Council.  Patients/families sit on various committees, help develop resources for families and advocate on behalf of them.  This presenter told stories of patients and what had made a difference for them when in hospital (I cried).  It came down to respect and kindness.   All individuals involved from the admitting clerk, nurse, physician to the surgeon showing respect and kindness for the patient.  The presenter said she is not asking us to do anything above and beyond our busy, hectic work just to add “and” to what we do.   The take away was to add “and kindness” to everything we do.

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There was a theme in Cinderella of “have courage and be kind”.  That was it.  That was all she was trying to do.

So you see how these two situations for me are connected!  It felt like I was being told twice what I needed to work on.  Such a simple thing to just add kindness to everything I do.  There is no extra work, nothing to purchase or schedule in.   Just to have courage and be kind.  We can do this and feel more balanced and be one more step towards creating a more incredible life.  I’m in.

 

 

 

 

17 thoughts on “How to make any situation better for you and others

    1. Sometimes I think we are all in such a hurry to get to the next big thing that kindness just goes out the window as maybe we would have to slow down to be kind. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I so enjoy Big Up Your Blog and our community.

  1. Thank you, Amelia! We are definitely kindred souls as all of my writing is based on how we can live together on this roller coaster of a planet. I worked in healthcare for many years and always asked my staff to consider this: “What if you were the patient you are currently caring for? How would you like to be treated? Do that.” It always starts with kindness! Many blessings to you! Diane

    1. I work in a Pediatric Hospital and for me it is a reality check every day that no matter what I am going through someone upstairs is in the worst situation of their lives. Just smiling in the hall, making eye contact and saying hello sometimes that is all it takes so let someone know that they are not invisible. Thank you for commenting and being part of this community.

  2. Absolutely. That quote from Cinderella really stuck with me & I pointed it out to my daughter- telling her that that’s also all she needs to do. Kindness is free, but makes a huge difference to someone and I think it’s also something that spreads. It’s contagious.

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