Relating Meaningfully

This is from an email recently shared with my Emergency Department:

here are a couple of things I’ve worked out so far…

One – for all our eccentricities, the people I work with are exceptional. Exceptional in how much they care deep inside, and exceptional in how strong they are day in day out on the outside. An amazing team I would like to relate to in a more meaningful way over time. 

And two – the conviction I had before all this – of compassion being our way forward – now shines brighter than ever. A journey we will walk together, one step at a time.

What does it mean – to relate to in a more meaningful way ? I am finding out, and for this week it’s been having the courage to accept and to give a hug to those friends at work who care about me and haven’t seen me for a while.

Dear Friends – thank you.IMG_5180