Ah what a feeling … to be standing on the beach and see all those birds just take flight at once to celebrate a sunset! It was magical, it was musical, it was just outright breathtaking… as if the Creator had beat the drum just for them to hear and to take the call to take flight at once.
Here we are with a new day, the sun is shining and the warmth of spring seems to have found some as others still wait for the cold to go away and not come back til months and months from now… the leaves are finding their green and the flowers are beginning to find their color and the skies and clouds are … well just amazing they are!
Tomorrow I will find my way into the air and on my way to the Star City of the South; Roanoke VA, and meet with Activity Directors of VA… in their 34th annual conference there.
It’s sure to be a grand week and weekend as I meet with so many who are working in long term care, in rehab centers, nursing homes, and even a few of hospice and healthcare settings around southwest Virginia who come for this 3 day conference in the Star City of the South to restore, energize and engage professionally.
Up on that mountain in Roanoke VA you will see the star that has given it the title of being the Star City of the South, it burns brightly at night, and is known to so many, a bright star it is… and some fine folks live in those hills and surrounding areas. I look forward to meeting them all while there.
Who knows… maybe Elvis will make an appearance, or music from the Andrews Sisters will get those folks remembering “back in the day” as the remember self care is NOT an option as they now provide care for the Elders and those in need of care no matter the age around their areas!
Well there is the proof! Mom/Dot/Cob with Elvis and activity director cuz Angie at the Pulaski Rehab in Pulaski VA, as he entertained residents there not so long ago! Still have to wonder how the girls just knew how to wear red in order to match ole’ Elvis in his outfit that day… guess they are JUST THAT GOOD!
So there ya have it, another day in paradise, and ready to pack it up for time in the Star City of the South where we are only limited by our imaginations in taking care of self in order to do our best for those we care for in our lives and our professional lives.
Music is the universal language, maybe not so much “elevator music” but “real music”… I have often wondered why in nursing homes and long term care facilities music is not flowing through speakers just everywhere and local musicians not invited to sing/play at cocktail hours or special times of the day and evening to entertain. Songs from “back in the day” from the war times, the jive and boogie times and songs that can bring someone from just sitting and staring to tapping their toes and engaging on a soul level and bring a sparkle back to the eyes that speaks from the heart and is more than words could ever say… Maybe they will talk about this in one of the many sessions over those three days this week.
Doing conferences for 34 years, is quite wonderful as it restores, it gives lessons from experience, from the front lines, from the true experts. Those that professionals are honored to provide to care for; those are the real experts in any field.
LET‘S LISTEN TO SOME MUSIC TODAY and count the many blessings of life and all its wonder.
Oh boy, I even get to see the family this weekend, to see that jumpman Kam shoot the hoops in a tournament with NRV ELITE on Saturday, to see Godson D’Vante and to see Mom/Dot/Cob… Now how bout that for a perk?
Let’s gooo NRV ELITE practice, ball hard I’m coming to holler live and in person!
with that said, it is time to VOTE FOR DEB
SHE NEEDS THE DAILY VOTES from all of you and ALL you know to get mobile, to be safe, to enhance her quality of life… it only takes a few minutes.
NOW, don’t ya feel better for being a positive, powerful force today and every day? I knew you would…
Walk in beauty
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