Dear St. Paul Hermitage Families and Friends,
Today as I spent some time in the book I am reading for Lent about gratitude, I was inspired by a quote from Edward Everett Hale. “I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.” -Edward Everett Hale
During this current pandemic, things can feel overwhelming. Many of you are working from home. We have visitation restrictions here and you are unable to be as close to your loved ones as you want to be. It can feel like there is a lot we can’t do, but really there is a lot that we can still do. Your window visits bring so much joy to your loved ones and our staff. I know when I see you out there it brings joy to my heart. We miss each of you around here. Our staff are heroes. I walk around our building and see everyone pitching in to continue to provide quality care during uncertain times. We are truly blessed. This Friday I want to do something special for our staff. I am seeking your help. I am going to get our staff donuts to thank them for their great work. I am going to decorate the break room and would really appreciate if you could send us your words of gratitude. I will post them with a sign that says, “Donut ever forget how much we appreciate you.” I know our staff will appreciate hearing from you. If you want to participate, please send me you or your family’s words of appreciation to our staff to firstname.lastname@example.org. Together we can shower them with our love and gratitude.
Sr. Heather Jean