Date of story:
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 8:45pm
My employer, Little Star Center (LSC), brought Dr. Geller to our rally as a speaker. I had not heard of the AC4P movement before today, but left feeling inspired by it and also by the words spoken by Dr. Geller, other speakers, and Little Star staff and families. The information that was shared with us is relevant to Little Star's values and the actualization of its goals. Today, Dr. Geller spoke of three C's: choice, competence, and community. What I took from these words is that we, as agents of actively caring for people and employees of LSC, need to offer individuals and their families the opportunity to make choices, feel competent, and have a sense of community. By doing so, we are empowering them to be, have, and seek more than what society may expect of them. This message is not limited to any one group, either. This message is important for every person to share. Make others feel competent. Make others feel special. Embrace others. Empower others. I hope that we seize this opportunity, not with a sense of obligation, but because we want and CHOOSE to share this mentality and message. It is each individual's decision to actively care for others and set an example for the people around him/her. It is each individual's decision to recognize when another person engages in active caring and pass this bracelet and its message on. I am optimistic that this bracelet, but more importantly, what it symbolizes, is going to inspire others, too.