I owe a lot of my blessings to working in long-term care, and my LTC career is a blessing in itself. You might have some of these same feelings.
The pressure is on, as you and your life enrichment teams need to find time to properly plan holiday events in order to make them fresh, exciting and impactful.
So right around Thanksgiving I was watching a trivia game show and the question came up: "What do 23% of Americans have for Thanksgiving?" My immediate thought was, "A burning desire to discover that they were adopted."
As Thanksgiving comes around, I think back to my volunteer experience in Guatemala City last summer. There, I was reminded about the importance of taking time to enjoy life—wherever you happen to be.
Thanksgiving, as its name so states, is a holiday to celebrate gratitude. But thankfulness, as we all know, is not always so easy to muster—especially during these tough financial times. Then again, being bah humbug never solved anything either.