The Power Of A Touch

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
– Leo Buscaglia

Having spent time recently as a hospital patient, I am humbled. What an intense reminder of the impact we make in peoples’ lives every day. I had the privilege of visiting with one of the cleaning staff members, while waiting in a hallway in the basement of the hospital – thanking her for the 20+ years of backbreaking service she had provided, reminding her that if she was not willing to do her best every day, none of us would be safe.

14 years with Home Hospice has taught me well… completely understanding that EVERY team member plays a vital role in caring for our patients. And, there is a very special place in my heart for our volunteers!

We are all just walking each other home, and I am grateful every step of the way!

Karen Carter
Community Relations – Volunteer Coordinator/ Home Hospice