Saturday, June 21, 2008

Unconditional Love

Attached is a picture of the Beautiful Bella... She is attending the Signature Cell Level One workshop in Penticton this past weekend... I mentioned in my 'Sharon's Take' for June that I would later share the amazing love and difference Bella makes working with her people at the Elder Care Centre I work is my share

I had wanted to return to the Nursing department for some time. I was reluctant to do so as I was unsure that Bella would be able to come to continue coming to my morning work. She has been coming since she was 8 weeks old. I was unsure how she would respond being on the floors with the residents, especially on the Special Care Unit... and felt it would be hard on her to suddenly have a change in her life. She does love coming to work, she gets and gives so much love all day. Since my son is staying with me, and is usually home in the mornings, I decided that if I were going to change my life, now was the best time. After I accepted the position on the floor, I discussed with the managers how they felt about Bella coming to work on the floor. We decided to see how everyone responded to the change, including Bella. The first few days I left her at home as I got used to the new schedule etc. When I brought her to work again, the residents and Bella were so happy. She learned to stay out of the way of the lifts, she was already used to wheelchairs and walkers as they were a part of her life from the beginning. She adjusted remarkable, and the residents on the floor I am working love her... she scratches at their door and goes in and jumps on the bed with them, kissing the awake... most of the residents absolutely love it, what a great way to start the day. Recently we had a beautiful energy Transitioning, she loved dogs so much, Bella would lie in bed her every chance she could, the family and resident were so touched by the love that Bella brought into the room.

Animals, especially dogs are here to teach us how to love unconditionally. The very first time I knew what unconditional love truly felt like was during a workshop when I connected with the dog of another participant in the workshop... I was astounded and touch by the depth of Love these animals feel for us..... if you can't have a dog in your life, I encourage you to volunteer at the SPCA or the Vet or walk some dogs in your neighbourhood...Truly a remarkable experience....

In the light of Love...Sharon and Bella....

No comments: