What a wonderful interview with Mark and Erie from FAIRHOPE Hospice! Oftentimes we look at grief as an event. The truth is grief is a part of life. We can’t plan for it, and we cant’t assign a duration to it. Not only that we all experience grief differently. Tune into our interview on Thursday January 30 to gather additional nuggets to help with your grief or help someone else experiencing grief.
At Best Days Senior Living we have developed a culture that accentuates the positive. All too often it’s easy to look at the negative and look at the things that are wrong. But we believe that when you focus your energy on the positive, positive things happen. So the positive word for the month of December is GIVING.
The old saying goes, “it’s better to GIVE than to receive.” During the Christmas season it’s easy to focus on what you’re going to get versus what you’re going to GIVE. A trip to the local mall will cure that. At the mall, you see shoppers hustling and bustling about to find that perfect gift to GIVE!
At Best Days it is our mission to GIVE families the peace of mind of knowing their family members are being treated with the utmost respect, in a safe, warm, and loving environment. We pride ourselves in GIVING each resident one on one quality care.
We take joy in knowing when we GIVE we have the pleasure of helping others. Oftentimes, seniors are the forgotten ones. But here we like to remind them how they felt in their “Best Days.”
So during this season remember “the more you GIVE the more you live,” because it is more rewarding to GIVE than to receive.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE BEST DAYS STAFF AND MANAGEMENT
At Best Days Senior Living we have developed a culture that accentuates the positive. All too often it’s easy to look at the negative and look at the things that are wrong. But we believe that when you focus your energy on the positive, positive things happen. So the positive word for the month of November is THANKFULNESS!!
I believe we should have a mindset of THANKFULNESS more than just one day a year. When we operate in THANKSGIVING we will have more to be thankful for. I recently started reading the book “Discovering the Laws of Life” by John Templeton. In it he gives 3 ways to practice ThanksLIVING:
1. Search for the good and praise it. The more good you can see and praise, the more you direct creative energy to positive results.
At Best Days Senior Living, we we praise our residents for their abilities and not focus on their disability.
Praise the good and watch it multiply.
2. Give thanks ahead of time for whatever good you desire in your life. We call this a spirit of expectation. If you expect good things you carry yourself as if you already have them, and before you know it you do. We knew opening Best Days, was our passion. Even when many days it didn’t look like it was going to happen, we pressed through. And here we are today; up and fully functioning.
Are you ready for the final way to practice ThanksLIVING. This is the hardest one:
3. Be thankful for your problems and challenges. Crazy right!!!
We really are not thankful that we have problems but instead we are thankful for the end result….. more strength, more wisdom, more compassion for someone in a similar situation etc… When we come out on the other side of our challenge you can encourage someone else that they too can come out on the other side.
We are thankful to be in an industry where we can give families the peace of mind knowing their family members are in good hands.
So let’s have an “attitude of gratitude” because it has the power to draw more things to be grateful for.
Stop by for a tour today to see how we are practicing THANKFULNESS at Best Days Senior Living.
Caregiving is not a DIY project. With the high costs of assisted living, family members assume they will save money by providing the care themselves. Here’s a great article that sheds some light on the hidden costs of caregiving….Read more…