“The human mind is not capable of grasping the Universe. We are like a little child entering a huge library. The walls are covered to the ceilings with books in many different tongues. The child knows that someone must have written these books. It does not know who or how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. But the child notes a definite plan in the arrangement of the books – a mysterious order which it does not comprehend, but only dimly suspects.” – Albert Einstein
“We must not wish for the disappearance of our troubles but for the grace to transform them.” – Simone Weil
“I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.” – Charlotte Brontë
“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element.
It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather.
I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous.
I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal.
In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized.
If we treat people as they are, we make them worse.
If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.”
– Haim Ginott
Loving God, we give You thanks for the many ways each of us is called to serve in Your Healing Ministry!
Awaken me to a sense of Your presence.
Help me to catch glimpses of Your face in the faces of those around me.
Help me to see others with Your eyes and to know them as Your own precious children.
Make me aware of what I cannot or will not recognize – in myself and in others.
Make me an instrument of your peace and reconciliation.
We ask this in your name, Amen.
– Sister Claudia Ward, RSM
“Ask yourself a question: Is my attitude worth catching?” – Zig Ziglar
“Don’t plan it all. Let life surprise you a little.” – Julia Alvarez
“One of the very best ways to insure your team members are highly motivated is to hire and promote those that already are!” – Susan Fee
“Rings and jewels are not gifts, but apologies for gifts. The only true gift is a portion of thyself.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
” There is no evidence that humor is going to add years to your life, but there’s a lot of evidence that it adds life to your years.”