Safety Manager

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246
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I was attending the National Safety Council expo a couple weeks ago and I was walking to lunch and saw a gentleman walking with book bags in one hand a big burrito in the other that he had just purchased at a nearby food truck. He looked like he was having trouble balancing everything so I offered to carry something for him. He gracefully declined so I said the least I can do is get the door going into the hotel. After walking in this gentleman set all of his stuff on the floor and said I need to give you something. He took a green wrist band off his wrist and placed it on mine and thanked me for helping him. He stated that he was later teaching a class at the expo that explains the importance of actively caring for people. I looked at the wrist band and read its inscription and then stated to the gentleman that I was intrigued and would like to attend his session. I asked him his name and he said, "Scott Geller". I was blow away as I have read many of his books and I am a firm believer in his safety teachings that apply to my profession. As we went our separate ways I looked again at the wristband and saw that it had the number 246 inscribed on it. I then got that, I can’t believe this feeling, as 246 was my badge number when I was a police officer. I went to Mr. Geller's session later that day and was able to speak to him again and share this with him. I was brought up in a family that stressed caring for your fellow man/woman. I spent many years in the Military and in Law Enforcement where we survive because we care for each other’s life as it was our own. This re-enforced to me that we all should be doing this every day, even if it is something simple. I plan to keep this this going as Scott gave me an additional wristband to pass on since mine was special to me, but after giving it some thought I believe I will pass on 246 someday. Thank you Mr. Geller, Cheers!!

Geller's new book reaches to roots of community and family need. "Actively Caring" says it all.

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Scott Geller gave me this wristband for commenting the importance of the central theme in his new book. Active Caring of people in family and work and community relationships is for everyone. Many thanks to Scott for developing this idea and reaching out in this way. I hope this wristband 121650, a humble number, becomes a witness to many caring experiences through its wearers. May it make all of us better human beings in this complex world.
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