I wish I could be the person that works at an assisted living place or a nursing home. Due to communication issues (and no memory cells on the behalf of Jim or my mom) they forgot I was coming on Friday and I spent a lot of time waiting and observing at their facility this weekend.
That is good because I learned about the flow of the place and saw first hand how the staff interacted with the patients. I saw the facility in the early morning and late in the day. I talked with a lot people that lived there. I was immersed in a world where I was seemingly the only one without a cane, walker, or oxygen. Not that I can’t use any of those things on any given day with my mobility problems.
I learned that if I worked at an assisted living facility I would be a better person. Why? The staff goes out of their way to be kind, to be considerate of others, and to be cheerful. I need to incorporate all those things into my day. Why don’t we try to do that in the corporate world? Would we not be better off for it?
The person at my work who is cheerful brightens a lot of people’s days. I am more likely to be the grump or the complainer. I am going to take what I learned at Clermont Christian Living and try to apply it to my life. To be kinder, happier and warmer. It shouldn’t be hard but I know it will be. But how much richer I will be if I succeed.