A little birdie told me what love means; the willingness of the good of the other for the other. I bring up love right now because our community can use some extra of it. Isolation and mental fatigue from a pandemic along with racial injustices, loss of life, and destruction of what we hold dear in our communities scream for extra love. An excerpt from a speech of Robert F. Kennedy’s given in 1966 at the University of Cape Town, South Africa reminds us all of a special part we play in the story of loving our brothers and sisters; “it is numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve a lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples to build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance”. MPB Group, a beautifully diverse group of dedicated clinicians, stand together to bring love and hope into the community by the sheer will of the good of the other for the other through our mental health expertise. We are prepared to help our community with experiences of loss and grief. We are prepared to help our community with experiences of racial injustices. We are prepared to help our community heal from destruction. Love is for the good of the other. And that my friends, is what a birdie told me…
Why A little Birdie?
My goal for writing this blog was to highlight the remarkable work of our clinical staff. The tireless commitment to excellence from mental health providers can feel unrewarding or stagnant at times. I would send these “anonymous” shout out messages to all staff when I heard of some great and outstanding growth – the little birdie told me.. was a way to communicate this to everyone in a quick and meaningful way. Shining moments should be recognized.
Then, I realized I neglected to emphasize the courage and resiliency of our wonderful clients. The work begins with them. So, I began to write about magnificent moments of insight and daring movements of change. Our clients are remarkable.
We decided to share these little messages with you all.
So, I hope you all read through this blog with the spirit of which it was intended. To shed positive thoughts into our world.