Honoring our Heritage and our Heroes
In a business world that moves fast, we don’t often take time to reflect. But May and June are a time to remember. In May, we remember our nurses for Nurses’ Week, the women in our lives for Mother’s Day and the heroes who died in active military service for Memorial Day. In June, Father’s Day and Juneteenth give us even more to celebrate, and more to consider when we think about our heritage, our families, our heroes and our freedoms.
If you’re fortunate enough to have had a mother, father or any loved one help you through life, then you know the importance of being nurtured and cared for. Many of our clients are aging parents and it is an honor to be a part of their care continuum, coming alongside family to ensure that care comes full circle as needs change. Parents caring for disabled children make Mother’s Days and Father’s Days even more important to us at PyxisCare. These so-called “Hallmark” holidays take on different meaning when life throws a curveball.
A History of Service
My family has a history of military service and I grew up overseas on military bases. We had everyday reminders of our duties as members of a community that protects and sacrifices. It’s not a lifestyle for everyone, and I’m grateful for the experience. It reminds me that service – military or not – is an important value and shapes our society. Especiallly this Memorial Day, we remember those who have been lost protecting our freedoms so that the rest of us can be entrepreneurs, builders, learners and whatever we choose.
Nurse’s Week in May – Is 7 Days Enough?
Nurse’s Week, May 6 – 12, was created to honor the most famous of nurses – Florence Nightingale, who set the standard for compassionate care. PyxisCare is built on the expertise of nurses and health care veterans. The past few years have been hard on these outstanding medical workers – I’ve written extensively on nurse burnout and what happens when you fail to care for the caregivers. Today, I’ll just say THANK YOU.
Each year during this week, our team spends quality social time together, celebrating and recognizing the compassionate work that’s been done to help clients through some very dark days. Of course, it’s not all grim – we do wellness planning and benefits evaluations as part of our strategic health plan management for companies. But, when all is said and done, we’ve delivered a service that is purpose-driven and has improved a company’s bottom line, but more importantly – a life.
Does remembering all these people and holidays help us serve our clients with compassion and heart? You bet it does.