Dec 1, 2014

Knowing Our Relevance

  1. "We, too, are each significant parts of the whole, playing our unique and independent parts in the orchestra of life." Herracia Brewer

    It seems that part of the journey in life is to realize that while we are not special -- as in set apart from others in a special way --, we are special in the unique part we contribute to the whole of life.  It is a subtle, but important, distinction.  We are a unique essence.  Just like we are told that no two snowflakes are exactly alike, no two human beings are exactly alike.  No snowflake is more important than any other snowflake; and it is also true, no human is more important than any other human.  We bring our unique giftedness and personality to life -- as only we can.  Have you ever considered what a difference it would make if you were not here?  We can all see that difference when someone we know and love dies.  We see that the essence that was so uniquely and genuinely them is now gone.  Let us know the contribution we make while we are still here and interacting with life.  

1 comment:

  1. I really like the advice to know how important we are. Sometimes we feel like we don't make a difference, but we actually do. Most of the time it is the small things that we do that make the most difference. Anyone who cares for someone with dementia should always remember this.