Sometimes all it really takes is seven minutes to gently remind us of our path in life. It’s almost certain that in the whirlwind of our business a moment of quiet clarity can erupt that will forever change us.
Sarah Stewart, Administrator at Oakview Care and Rehabilitation in Calvert City, KY shared how she found that moment of clarity over the weekend in the touching story below:
I just wanted to share a story with you from my weekend! It was a nice reminder of why we do what we do! Sometimes after a long week, even as Administrators, we need a little reminder!
There are times it’s a little harder to find the “blessings in the business” than others. Saturday night, just minutes before the UK vs. Notre Dame tip-off, was one of those moments. I was called in to the home to regarding an issue that had arisen right before game time.
Dressed in my UK gear, I headed out to Oakview. When I entered the home, I was immediately greeted by Oakview’s own Big Blue Nation, posted up by the big screen! They were throwing their own Elite Eight party, complete with soda, chips and dip, and Oreo cookies!
As I worked in my office, and walked the halls, it wasn’t necessary for me to have view of the television, or see the score – I could hear how the game was going by the cheers and yells from the Elders!
I finished my work with about seven minutes left on the clock, so I sat down with the Elders to watch the end of the nail biter. We all cheered and were stressed out together. One Elder said “I aged 20 years watching that game! It was an exciting game! I’d like to believe we helped lead the Wildcats to victory!”
Blessings come in many forms. After a long week of work, it can be tough to leave family at home on a weekend, to go take care of our second family at work. The elders are, in fact, our family. Seeing their smiling faces when I walked through the door, and the joy in their eyes after the UK win, made it totally worth the trip in on a Saturday night! Those seven minutes, sitting together watching basketball, were the best seven minutes of my day! I was blessed to spend the time with them, and it was a reminder of why we do what we do! I’m already planning to bring my family to Oakview for a Final Four party next weekend! I wouldn’t want to watch the game with anyone else! Go Wildcats! Beat the Badgers!
Seven minutes can change our attitude and vision! My challenge to each of you today is to seek out your seven minutes of clarity! It’s all around you, sometimes we only need to open our eyes to it.