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Notes from Steve

May 31, 2018

The beauty is around us – we just need to open our senses and be aware.  I went riding this past weekend in central Iowa, and I saw all types and colors of birds.  I saw snakes and snapping turtles and squirrels.  I smelled the different scents of trees and flowers, and I experienced lots of humid heat and the cooling breezes off streams.  Driving this weekend, I saw beautiful rain clouds and felt the heat being 
driven away by the storms.  

I sometimes tell people to rise above the emotion.  “See the game being played and react not with anger but with an understanding of the dynamic of the game … see the moves before they are made.”  Well, easier said than done, but at times this is a good tactic.  The trick is to know when to employ this tactic.  When you are experiencing a new relationship or a ride/walk/run in nature – this is not the time.  This is the time to stop and smell the roses. Appreciate the beauty that is apparent and seen in a laugh to something that’s funny or  a tear to something sad … I feel we, as a society, are turned around right now and are quick to anger and slow to appreciate.  How do we reverse this course?  

Over this past year I’ve written and talked a lot about the concept of waking up and appreciating/understanding/analyzing our surroundings.  Strategically Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics is moving into new areas and types of healthcare delivery, but at the same time, we are having to be hyper aware of our daily expenses.  You have to do both, and in this, rests success.

“And the wisdom to know the difference.”  
 

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