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

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

You May Encounter Many Defeats

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.   

  • Integrity

Submitted by Mission Team

Crossing the Threshold

Many times today I will cross over a threshold.

I hope I’ll catch a few of those times.
I need to remember that my life is, in fact,

a continuous series of thresholds:

from one moment to the next,

from one thought to the next,

from one action to the next.



Help me appreciate how awesome this is.

How many are the chances to be really alive

to be aware of the enormous dimension

we live within. 



On the threshold, the entire past

and the endless future rush 

to meet one another. 

They take hold of each other and laugh.

They are so happy to discover themselves

in the awareness of a human creature.

On the threshold, the present breaks all boundaries.

It is a convergence, a fellowship with all time and space.

We find You there.

And we are found by You there.



Help me cross into the present moment—

into wonder, into Your grace:

that "now-place," where we all are,

unfolding as Your life moment by moment.

Let me live on the threshold as threshold.

  • Integrity

Submitted by Mission Team

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