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

Thoughts Become Words...

Keep your thoughts positive, because your thoughts become words.

Keep your words positive, because your words become your behaviors.
Keep your behaviors positive, because you behaviors become your habits.

Keep your habits positive, because your habits become your values.

Keep your values positive, because your values become your destiny.

  • Excellence

Submitted by Mission Team

Love

Often we speak about love as if it were a feeling. But if we wait for a feeling of love before loving someone, we may never learn to love well. The feeling of love is beautiful and life-giving, but our lovingness cannot be based in that feeling.

To love is to think, speak, and act because we are infinitely loved by God and called to make that love visible in this world.

Mostly we know what the loving thing to do is. When we "do" love, even if others do not respond with love, we will discover that our feelings catch up with our acts.

  • Compassion

Submitted by Mission Team

What is This Storm Trying to Tell You?

In life, we think the point is to pass the test or overcome the problem. The real truth is that things don't really get solved. They come together for a time, then they fall back apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It's just like that.

Personal discovery and growth come from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.

Suffering comes from wishing things were different. Misery is self-inflicted. When we are expecting the "ideal" to overcome the "actual" or need things, people or places to be different for us so we can then be happy.

Let the hard things in life break you. Let them affect you. Let them change you. Let these hard moments inform you. Let pain be your teacher.

Your life’s experiences are trying to tell you something about yourself. Don't cop out on that. Don't run away and hide under your covers. Lean into it.

What is the lesson in this wind? What is this storm trying to tell you? What will you learn if you face it with courage, with full honesty and lean into it? 

  • Excellence

Submitted by Mission Team

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