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BECKY'S CORNER - A note from our Director
And suddenly you just know...It's time to start something new and trust the magic of new beginnings.
NEW BEGINNINGS!!! That’s what Spring is all about. The first day of Spring was March 20th this year. The sun will begin to warm the winter chills. Flowers will replace the winter rains. Spring reminds us that all is attainable and NOTHING is out of reach. April is the first whole month of Spring and the weather is neither too cold nor too hot. It gives us more time to spend outdoors with people we love. Now is the perfect time to enjoy Spring fun with loved ones.
We often need reminders that we can’t pour from an empty cup. Just like flowers, we need to have nutrients and water in order to bloom. So, take care of yourself, give yourself time to grow. And you will find a better version of you waiting ahead.
I read this “April Kindness Challenge” and want to pass it along. Smile at a stranger; Write a thank-you note; Bring treats for coworkers; Donate to a good cause; Leave a nice comment online. Which of you will fulfill all of these challenges?
The work we do and the lives we lead are both strenuous and rewarding in so many ways. Our community is overflowing with caring and support for everyone around us but we cannot forget to fill our own ‘cup’. We know that completing the kindness challenges above will enrich the lives of others but they also will contribute to OUR best life. At Harbor Supported Living Services we endeavor to enhance the quality of all of the lives we touch including the people that have invited us into their lives to support them, the families of those people, the tireless staff that walk through life with others and the general community we live in. The enhancement of lives around us indeed will enhance our own. The best definition of self-care that I have seen is this:
“The active process of making your body and mind a pleasant place to inhabit, by filling your own cup first. This ensures you have enough to give others.”
ALWAYS REMEMBER THESE WISE WORDS.
There are some special holidays in April that you may not be aware of:
4/10 National Siblings Day
4/22 Earth Day
4/22 National Jelly Bean Day
4/25 Administrative Professionals Day
4/26 National Pretzel Day
4/30 National Honesty Day