Monday, May 16, 2011

What Goes Around Comes Around?

The national team I work on cares for people with bleeding disorders. Honestly, it is a business that involves big money. You wouldn't believe some of the things I have seen in the industry. Bottom line...ethics are not important for those looking to make money. The problem is, they see the money, not the patient. That is why our team is so successful...we have integrity. We have always done the right thing for the right reason and never forgotten that the patient is the reason we do what we do.

Several years ago I told one of my colleagues, after we lost quite a few patients due to an unethical competitor, that we just needed to keep on doing what we were doing because in the end, we would be rewarded. The patients would want us to take care of them because we truly cared for them. It just might take awhile.

It has proven to be true.

A good friend of mine is struggling. A close friendship of his has been shattered. Many ugly truths came to light and it was just not a good situation. He is stunned, saddened and even angry. Sometimes it's just hard to accept that some things are not as they appear to be.

Some call it having "karma." I think we toss the word karma around and simply think that if we do the right thing, the right things will happen to us.

The truth is,

"Don't be misled: No one makes a fool of God. What a person plants, he will harvest. The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of others—ignoring God!—harvests a crop of weeds. All he'll have to show for his life is weeds! But the one who plants in response to God, letting God's Spirit do the growth work in him, harvests a crop of real life, eternal life. So let's not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don't give up, or quit. Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of faith." Galatians 6:7-10 (The Message)

Today I Am Thankful For:

1. Sleeping in my own bed
2. A day of no fast food
3. A Monday full of work to look forward to
4. Styrofoam cups
5. Hospital bracelets

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