I recently was driving along in my van with my husband Jeff and glanced down at the odometer.
“Jeff,” I reflected, “Look, we have 79,995 miles on our van. This reminds me of the time when my parents, my brother, and I were taking a ride in Dad’s white Ciera. It had 99,999 miles on it, and Dad was driving us through the neighborhood just to watch the odometer turn back to all zeroes.”
As we chuckled over this incident, Jeff responded, “I can’t even imagine doing that. My family was never like that.”
We as associates may embark on conversations with our patients and all involved in their care. As we truly engage with each other, it is in these moments that we can find significant unity—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. By digging deeper into the lives of each other and better understanding others’ backgrounds and experiences, we not only support and encourage each other but also see how the Divine is working around and through us.
Lord, help us to take the time to truly journey alongside all those whom we encounter every day. In Your name I pray, Amen.