Daily Archives: August 15, 2016

AFTERNOON DELIGHT

Aaahhhhhh… A very special friend came over today and gave  me a “FREE” facial during which we were able to visit and “catch-up”.  SCORE!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  “THIS” friend and I go back a long, long way!!!  In fact, we worked for the same rehab. company back in 1995…when I first came to St. Augustine, FL.  Now, “THOSE” were “DIFFICULT” days, folks.

Yep, her and I share a special bond.  We both sustained head injuries…in 1986.  Hers in Aug.  Mine in Nov.  🙁  Those obvious signs of head injury were present in us both back in 1995, from slowed  thinking patterns, speech and muscular movements to emotional lability and…???…???…???…”flightiness”.  OUCH!!!  BUT…WE WERE SURVIVORS!!!  TOGETHER…we learned the ins-and-outs of the “REHAB.” world as therapists seeking to “HELP” patients survive “LIFE”.  She, as a Speech Therapist and I, as an Occupational Therapy Assistant.  Boy, I am suddenly realizing how very special that friendship was, is, and will remain…“FOREVER”.

I remember a very meaningful pinkie-finger-shake we developed and shared, indicative of our “SPECIAL” connection…WAY back in ’95.  Yep, we knew we were connected.  DEEP.  RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING.  Time passes quickly, however, and “LIFE” took us in different directions for a decade-or-so, before being reunited as members of the same Rehab. team…once again in 2005.  Yep…we were working “TOGETHER AGAIN” on the same, but different rehab. team of professionals.

Jump ahead another decade to now, 2016…and “LIFE” has drawn us apart again.  We no longer work together, and have not seen each other for quite awhile, but the connection we share is still undeniable!!!  My only question…???…???…???…Where did ALL those years go???!!!???!!!???!!!  And “YES!!!  We did the pinkie-finger-shake” today!!!(in case you were wondering)  😉

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…“EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

“WORKING” THE WEEKEND

BAM!!!  I love, Love, LOVE my “J-O-B,” folks!!!  Yep, I am “OFF” today (Mon., 8/15/16) because I “GOT” to work on Saturday, 8/13/16.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

BUSY WEEKEND, folks!!!  Very busy, Busy, BUSY!!!  I do, however, have something to share that occurred Saturday….  Not quite sure where to begin, but it was an AMAZING Saturday, folks.  ANOTHER Saturday I was blessed to work at MCNRC.  BAM!!!  I love doing rehab. on the weekends.  (Pppsssttt…it’s quiet.  JUST me and one patient per treatment session.  PERFECT opportunities to “connect” and share the Word with teammates.)  😉

My very first patient Saturday morning was, and “IS,” AMAZING, folks!!!  Now.,“SHE”…???…???…???…is a long-term resident of the facility and boy…“SHE” could sure teach anybody a thing or two about “LIFE”.  BAM!!!  “SHE” spoke of “ISSUES” faced in the Nursing Home as a resident and we then discussed her NON-APPROACH to dealing with them.

According to her, She does NOT report “LOST” money or personal items.  She thinks she knows what she has.  She claims awareness of what “they”(staff) take, or steal.  🙁  BUT…she  lets it go….  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

WHY???  Well, she spoke of NOT reporting or confronting staff as a means of allowing their conscious awareness of wrong-doing, or stealing, to allow or encourage their independent repentance.  BAM!!!  At “THAT” very moment during our conversation… it NO longer mattered whether she remembers things “correctly” in her elderly, near-visually blind, and demented state.  SHE chooses to respond according to her FAITH.  In “LOVE”.    And “THAT”…is pretty powerful, folks.

Yep, I was touched by another angel at MCNRC, folks.  Oh, how I love, Love, LOVE my “J-O-B,”!!!  Thank-you, Jesus.

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

 P..H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…“EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.