Welcome to the Reflection Pool

What inspires you…can inspire others.

We are passionate about creating a welcoming and caring environment for employees, patients, and families. To keep us true to our mission and core values of reverence, integrity, compassion, and excellence as we work and serve others, we use reflections at the start of every meeting. Reflections can create a dialogue and a new reality by inviting us to notice what we may not have noticed before, which in turn can positively transform how we think and feel about ourselves, others, and the world.

Feel free to browse our Reflection Pool for inspiration for your next reflection – whether to be shared with a group or for you personally. We hope this is a resource you find useful and come back to frequently.

In addition, we invite you to inspire others with a submission of a short story, poem, sacred story, scripture, or famous quote that encourages others to reflect on their personal or collective experience—in our being and in our doing.

Featured Reflections

Don't Settle

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.

Keep taking the steps that will get you closer to a career you love.

  • Excellence

Submitted by Mission Team

Based on Our Choices

Everything you do is based on the choices you make. You can't blame it on your parents, past relationships, your job, the economy, the weather, an argument, or your age. You are responsible for every decision and choice you make. 

 

  • Reverence

Submitted by Mission Team

Everyone Has a Story to Tell 

Everyone has a story to tell, a lesson to teach, and wisdom to share. Life is a beautiful masterpiece bound together by your experiences. Open up and share your story; become an inspiration to others. You can make a difference because you matter. You were created with purpose. Live your life with intention, go out there and make a difference by being the difference. 

  • Reverence

Submitted by Mission Team

A Monk’s Story

A monk was walking through the woods. As he enjoyed the scenery, a thought occurred to him: If on some other day, in the midst of his usual routine, he were swept away and placed up close to the trunk of one these massive trees, he wouldn’t understand what it was. He’d have to step back to see that it was a tree to appreciate its beauty. 

The monk realized that God is similar to that tree. God could be so close to us, and by stepping back, we’d recognize that God was there the entire time. 

Sometimes we are in need of answers. By stepping back from our search for it, we may find that the answer was right next us all along.

  • Reverence

Submitted by Mission Team

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