Wednesday’s Word: Caring

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Reflections on our Core Values


 From the moment I was old enough to learn and understand the “Golden Rule” I was encouraged to “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. In other words at a very early age, I learned to be a caring person.

 I believe it’s important to care for others, caring can make a world of difference. It’s great when others take time to ask me how am I doing or share a smile, it helps set the tone for the entire day. Never underestimate the power of a smile.

Caring uplifts and inspires and it’s easy to simply take a moment and talk to others about their needs or feelings.    Being a caring person has demonstrated to me that indeed caring inspires others on so many levels. I’m motivated to answer the Call to Care by the gratitude our clients exhibit when they feel they are cared for. It doesn’t take much to extend the spirit of caring to those around you and when you do it helps to inspire positive change in the lives of those we serve.

Positive change is helpful for so many people, so why don’t we see how many lives we can affect simply by caring just a little bit more.

                                                                         Rev. Mona Magruder

                                                                        Senior Program Director

Baltimore Mental Health

Commissioned Minister since 2005

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