Friday, May 28, 2010

"A Heartfelt Tribute..."

...To those who serve unselfishly-
bringing light into darkest corners with a warm smile
or a tender touch...
To those who give lovingly from their hearts daily
to perfect strangers who have been
placed in their care...
To those who provide unceasingly
remarkable levels of dignity, respect, comfort, and support
to the terminally ill...
To each of the professionals and volunteers
of health care and hospice
systems worldwide
who bolster inner strength and peace in so many...
who serve from their hearts
and
love from their souls...
You are the best.

12 comments:

Serena said...

A very beautiful tribute, Margaret!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

A wonderful illio to go with this heart felt tribute.

studio lolo said...

beautiful, words and image ;)

I'm sending your link to a blogger friend who is a hospice caregiver in BC.

X♥

Anonymous said...

Amen! JGL:)

Marthann's Musings said...

Very special words and work. You outdid yourself this time.

marianne said...

Oh my......such beauty. I know you can only produce these words and beautiful art because it is in your heart.

We are blessed to have you in this (our) world!

Lynn said...

YES!!!!!!!!!! My friend Kelly at Kikipotumus blog does this volunteer work and she is incridable. I hope she sees this post.

Julie said...

What nice words, and a lovely painting too!!! You are such a sweethearted person!!!
Have a wonderful holiday weekend!
Julie

kikipotamus said...

How timely. I just came in from a looooooooong day, 2.5 hours of which was spent helping a young woman with bi-polar disorder (off meds) having a bit of a crisis in the middle of a restaurant. My friend Lynn pointed me here to your blog post and when I read the first six lines, I wondered how you knew I had been caring for a perfect stranger today. Then I saw the hospice connection. Thank you for the beautiful flaming heart tribute.

Rita A. said...

I just found your blog and am thoroughly enjoying all your work. I live in Phoenix. Your heart makes me think of the policeman who was just killed. They give it all.

Marion said...

My friend Lolo sent me this link. I work for Hospice and this tribute is so warm and so great to hear. I love the heart and the words.

Would you mind if I printed this out and placed it in my Hospice binder? The rest of my volunteer friends would love to read it as well.

Lynn said...

Margaret if you haven't already you might like to read Kelly's posted story today on her blog here http://kikipotamus.wordpress.com/2010/05/28/i-shall-sleep-well-tonight/#comment-19659
as it so well fits what you wrote about on your blog. Kelly is a real life angel. I think you will agree when you read the story she posted today.