A Few Things You Never Forget

Public speaking: Many are horribly afraid of it, some (say, for certain politicians) are drawn to it, others are best in their comfort zone when talking amongst a small group of people. Either way, it’s a great feeling to connect to the audience your speaking to in a powerful way. .

Working with Veterans has been a character building experience for me both personally and as a hospice professional. Not too long ago, I had an opportunity to speak to a group of seniors about Covenant Hospice and some of the special ways Covenant cares for Veterans.

A gentleman spoke before me who is a retired Navy Chaplain and began to become emotional as he talked about what wonderful and compassionate care his wife had received from our staff and volunteers.

At that moment whatever brief remarks I had prepared were scratched as it was an opportunity to highlight the gentleman’s comments through my own experiences, how Covenant Hospice had cared for my grandfather when I was just 6 years old and how I can still remember staff & volunteers taking the time to play basketball with me as they came and went and how one never forgets the compassion shown to them, especially when it means the most when a loved one is facing their end-of-life journey.

Looking back, I would have added love & kindness along with compassion as being three qualities you never forget but that event, along with several others, made me particularly proud to work alongside so many wonderful individuals at Covenant Hospice. We would love to hear more about your experiences with Covenant Hospice, please share a few things you will never forget.


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