Nov 11, 2010

Warrior heroes

"They also serve who only stand and wait." Milton.

Today in the U.S. it is Veteran's Day, a day set aside to be grateful to those who have served our country and helped to create freedom for us all. As Milton says, those who stand and wait, the families of the Veteran's, also serve. I think anyone who stands for freedom, equity and good treatment of us all serves the greater good. It doesn't matter if it takes the form of Ghandi's position on freedom or that of Joan of Arc. Freedom is served when we all expect it for us all.

In caregiving, freedom - within what is safe - also serves. That is why we strive to set up an environment that supports Dwane's freedom. Schedules, lists, written directions for things: all are ways to support the freedom of those for whom we provide care.

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