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

If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking

If I can stop one heart from breaking,


I shall not live in vain;


If I can ease one life the aching,


Or cool one pain,


Or help one fainting robin


Unto his nest again,


I shall not live in vain.

By dissecting this poem, we discover:

  • “Stop one heart from breaking.” 
As caregivers, preventing heartbreaks is an impossible task.
  • “Ease one life from aching.” 
Compared to the previous line, easing someone’s suffering is possible.
  • “Cool one pain.” 
Pain is described as hot.
  • “Help one fainting robin unto his nest again”- help someone who is lost find their way.
  • “Shall not live in vain.” 
As caregivers, our work is not in vain if we follow the basic themes in this poem.

  • Compassion

Submitted by Mission Team

There Comes a Day

 

There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.

  • Reverence

Submitted by Mission Team

We Change Things

I used to pray that God would feed the hungry, or do this or that, but now I pray that he will guide me to do whatever I’m supposed to do, what I can do. I used to pray for answers, but now I’m praying for strength. I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us and we change things.

  • Integrity

Submitted by Mission Team

Be Patient

Be patient with everyone, but above all, with yourself. Do not be disheartened by your imperfections, but always rise up with fresh courage. How are we to be patient in dealing with our neighbor’s faults if we are impatient in dealing with our own? They who are fretted by their own failings will not be correct them.
All profitable correction comes from a calm and peaceful mind.

  • Reverence

Submitted by Mission Team

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