The following is a guest blog from Karen Purze.
When the ER doctor called just as I was heading out the door for a holiday weekend away, I didn’t think about what life lessons I might be learning by putting the needs of others before my own. When my dad greeted me by rattling his water glass at me for a refill before I even walked through the door, my heart didn’t fill with gratitude. That Labor Day I spent moving my mothers’ belongings to a new apartment so she could have a fresh start after another summer spent in rehab? Well, let’s just agree my actions should speak louder than my words.