Saturday, November 20, 2010

In the Business of Caring

What is twenty worth?

Lots of smiles and joy...

The feeling of warmth and safety...

Tenderness and compassion...

The providance of basic needs so one can grow...

The encouragement of independence...

That's what 20 years is worth!
  And a whole lot more!

This post is in honor of the 20 years of service my friend Colie has given to caring for developmentally disabled adults in a group home.  By accident she wasn't relieved at her work shift the night of her anniversary dinner, so I wanted to do a special celebration for her here!   It takes a lot of patience and flexiblity and heart to do this kind of work, so today I think of her, as well as all the other wonderful individuals who work with children and adults with special needs.  Today is your day!

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential of turning a life around.
~Leo Buscaglia


  1. Congrats Cole!!!


  2. what a lovely post! thanks for sharing!

  3. kudos cole!!! you are a star!!!! :-D
    ((((((( cole )))))))

    wonderful post mc

    xx forky

  4. Thank you so much magic! a very thoughtful and talented tribute,,so sweet.


  5. ohmygoodness! those are just lovely images that you shared :-)


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