God’s Love Shines Through You!

By Lori Schomer, St. Anne’s StaffP1010006

For most of us, when we hear the date 9/11, we think about the horrific acts of terrorism against our country.

Little did I know that God’s plan for me that day would take on a whole new meaning.

For you see, that is the date I started working at St.  Anne’s.  The first thing that struck me was the acts of kindness happening all around me. Mostly, they are done out of sheer goodness.

Everyday I see my coworkers making a difference in the lives of our residents.  There truly is no small gesture.  Something as simple as a smile, an ear to listen, a hug to brighten someone’s day, goes a long way.

The following are just a few of the examples I have witnessed:

  • helping a resident find a shirt and tie for a funeral
  • shopping for a resident – clothing, soda pop, groceries
  • sharing a newspaper
  • picking up a favorite fast food
  • watching a favorite TV program together
  • bringing in fleece for residents to make blankets for the hospital VA, etc.
  • arranging stuffed animals on a bed when making it
  • bringing in a family pet for them to hold and pet
  • going for a walk or sitting outside together
  • bringing in food from a UND wacipi powwow to celebrate a resident’s heritage

This is why I feel God’s love shines through my co-workers.