Iowa Specialty Hospital

Amy's Reflections

December 10, 2015

Every once in awhile try to do something nice for somebody you don't know, even if it's just leaving an opening in traffic for them to merge into, small things like that give people hope. -Joshua Neik

Each year I try to teach the kids the spirit of the season and try to encourage them to think of others. This year we sponsored some children from the cheer fund which was an interesting lesson for my children. I asked them to guess what these other children wanted for Christmas. They gave some random guesses of different toys and then I shared they wanted a winter coat and snow boots.  The discussion continued with needs versus wants and how we should help those around us. 

Rick shared a story with me last night about stopping someone and giving them a warning. He then requested that they pay it forward, do a small act of kindness for someone else. Of course the driver was amazed and readily agreed. Sometimes we all need that reminder to be kind and think of others. 

With all of the news on terrorist attacks and the mudslinging of the Presidential candidates it is easy to lose sight of the spirit of this time of year. I challenge you to pay it forward this week. Be the good you would like to see in the world and don’t get sucked into the negativity. After all, tis the season! 

Our job on earth isn't to criticize, reject, or judge. Our purpose is to offer a helping hand, compassion, and mercy. We are to do unto others as we hope they would do unto us. - Dana Arcuri


-Amy McDaniel, Belmond CEO

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