October 2015 – What are we here on earth for?
Sometimes the universe hits me on the head in reminding
me "What am I here on earth for?" As many of you know I have been an active 11th Hour Hospice Volunteer for The
Denver Hospice. What is an 11th Hour Volunteer you may wonder. Within The Denver Hospice there are a small group
of volunteers which make ourselves available seven days a week, 24 hours a day to be on call and go when called. I was
not chosen but rather I felt I was called to do this.
weeks ago I on my way to my volunteer shift I was asking myself "Why do I continue to do this". When I arrived
I met a gentleman by the name of "Joe" who had recently come into hospice. I spent most of my shift getting
to know him and his circumstances which brought him to need hospice. As he spoke to me, my soul was elevated as to why
I was there. He shared his 82 years of wisdom with me and in the process he had no idea how he had "kick-started"
and inspired me beyond belief. When we were done with our visit, I took a minute and prayed to the universe to help
send me a message as to my reaffirm my purpose in life. I got home and started to read an article in a magazine and
the following quote which was written on a piece of paper fell out of the magazine. I want to share this quote with
you and in doing so hope it inspires you as well.
"I have come to the frightening
conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes
the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration;
I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or
de-escalated, and a person humanized or de-humanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people
as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Thank you Joe and thank you to the universe!