Friday, July 8, 2016

Thoughts, July 8, 2016

"People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within."-Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, psychiatrist and author (8 Jul 1926-2004)
I recall the first time I read the book "On Death and Dying", by Dr. Kubler-Ross. It was back in the 1970s and basically brought the idea of hospice to the U.S. - an emphasis on death with dignity. Dignity is one of those words, those concepts, that brings an inner glow from within the person who has it....or is given the opportunity to have it. A dignified person has a high level of self-respect because others allow them to realize their self-worth. And if a dignified person is also gracious, it is a powerful glow, indeed. - Beth Almond Ford

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