By Karen Sharpe
Lately, I have been doing a lot of thinking about the community that is Samaritan’s staff – actually what I have been doing is giving thanks that I get to be a part of it. My colleagues are passionate about relationships – most of them are therapists after all – and that passion extends beyond the closed doors of the therapy office and into our core.
This passion is regularly demonstrated at our Tuesday staff meetings. There we share our joys and sorrows – celebrating and mourning together. We begin the meeting with a devotion after which anyone who chooses shares a personal reflection. One devotion focused on forgiveness. My personal favorite is Nelson Mandela’s “Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.” I hope one of the following touches your heart and sparks a conversation just like it did at our staff meeting.