Take the time to appreciate

As I am sitting at my computer I began to think of all the things that have happened and often we do not appreciate them in the way we should and many we appreciate but do not always remember that somebody put a lot of effort into the doing.

Some examples would be:

When I walk into the hospital to the general lounge or physio I love to look at the plants – somebody has a green thumb and takes care of them for us – a volunteer;

Somebody and her helpers did such a beautiful job in decorating the hospital over the holidays;

The girls in the hospital kitchen along with a co-ordinator from the multi-level unit and the hospital auxiliary volunteers made a beautiful turkey luncheon for the residents and their families;

Auxiliary members do so much work on a daily basis in the hospital – knit, crochet, distribute TV, volunteer in many areas of the hospital;

The people who were donated the snow man in the hospital lobby for all to enjoy;

Those who help others with decorating when they are unable to do so themselves;

The ``Santa`` who sends a gift and we never know who sent it, but we love it because we know that somebody cared;

The ``Santa`` that we may have been to show somebody we care;

Family and friends who are there for us and also allow us to care for them;

For mistakes we have made that have taught us lessons and helped us to grow;

Medical miracles and health;

The people who are willing to put their opinions out there regardless of the feedback they may experience because they care; and

For witnessing one of the kids who has made a break through in something they`ve been trying so hard to understand.

There are just so many things that we can be thankful for that have been done for us and we must all take the time to appreciate what is done for us and look around for the special things.

May you all be blessed with Peace, Health and Happiness in 2007.

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