May the passion you have for life light the compassion you have for others.
May you know that when you do small things with great love you change lives.
May the blessings you receive mean more than the hours you work.
May you remember to keep both feet on the ground while tending to those who have one foot in heaven.
May you be grateful that your daily encounter with death and dying brings you a deeper appreciation of life and living.
May you never lose sight of the fact that it’s not the length but the depth of life that really matters.
May your work be grounded in the knowledge that grief is the emotional, physical and spiritual price you pay for the priceless gift of love, and that the only cure for grief is grieving.
May you know that while no one may build a monument in your name, the way you make your mark in this life is by erasing the frown on someone’s brow.
And, may you start each day remembering the last words spoken by Steve Jobs before he died: “Oh wow! Oh wow! Oh wow!”
– Elizabeth Kaeton
From To Bend Light - Jewish Prayers From the Heart and Pen of Alden Solovy
From The Catholic Health Association of the United States -
My prayer for all those who work in the palliative and hospice care field is that you find strength and comfort as you provide the compassionate, tender care your patients and their families need at the emotional time of end-of-life.
Thanks for all you do!