These words of wisdom were shared on April 9, 2011. I was reading them again today and just wanted to share them. I went home and wrote down the following words...
When you know better, do better. ~ Mayo Angela
Sometimes while sitting together around the table, the residents have such wonderful conversation it bears repeating. Today was such a day. We went around the table and asked each resident their personal philosophy they live by. Some answers reflected humor and others were reflecting the character and moral fortitude of the person who shared it. The following are the answers that we given:
Never give up.
This is a core belief Mark holds and lives by. He has overcome major life challenges and set backs, yet faces each day with joy, hope and courage. He has made major gains and continues to work hard at everything he does. Go Mark!!!!
Love God with all your heart and your children too.
Jenny shared this core philosophy which she has lived by her entire life. The devotion her family show her is emulating this love she has shown them all their lives. It is easy to see this belief in Jenny’s life as she is never comfortable until everyone around her is too. She has extended her loving heart to all of us and we are blessed to have her in our home.
Don’t get caught!
Norman delivered his philosophy with a mischievous smile and an infectious giggle. This explains a lot, Mr. Norman!
Try your hardest and then try harder.
This is Maudine’s personal philosophy and she has lived it every moment of her 100 years of life. No wonder she is always offering to help with household chores and takes part in so many activities. Maudine is our resident artist, poet and song writer. With her personal philosophy it is easy to see how she became so accomplished!
Lift people up
Douglas lives by this gracious philosophy. He make all of us feel loved and supported because he is always thinking the best of everyone. And it’s always a gift to find someone who just enjoys you as you are.
Treat others as you would want to be treated
This philosophy is evidenced daily in Kelly’s care giving. Residents, staff and her employers enjoy her presence and appreciate her willingness to go the extra mile and sprinkle kindness all around her.
It is better to ask forgiveness than permission
Okay, I’m kidding. But my philosophy is so similar to Maya Angela’s I felt as if I needed another. I have always tried to live what I know is right, no matter how hard it is.
If it’s the right thing to do, do it!
That in summation is my core belief.
It is evident to see that we most often live what we believe.