Mother Teresa

Happy New Decade, everyone.  For over 25 years I cared for 4-10 stress illness patients every week.  A big part of the reason for my retirement in August 2009 was the recognition that for every one of them, tens of thousands more were not receiving the care they deserved.  I now work toward changing the training and practice of health care professionals so that this doesn’t continue.  But I knew I would miss the interaction with individual patients. I was reminded of this recently when a friend, who works to alleviate HIV/AIDS in a developing country, included the following quotation in her December holiday letter.

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean.

But if that drop were not in the ocean I think the ocean would be less

because of that missing drop.

I do not agree with the big way of doing things.

To us, what matters is the individual.

Mother Teresa

Finally, I was interviewed by the Embracing My Journey web site a few months ago and you can read the interview by clicking here.  The webmaster on that site, Caryn FitzGerald, loves comments so feel free to add one to the interview.