November is a month where we traditionally take time to celebrate Thanksgiving and to reflect upon the blessings that we are grateful for. I have been especially mindful of the spirit of "thankfulness" as a result of being part of the other celebration which precedes Thanksgiving, ..... Veterans Day.
Having served in the Army Corps of Engineers for 4 1/2 yrs during the late 80's, I was recently "thanked" for my service while attending the annual National Veterans Small Business Engagement 2015 event in Pittsburgh, PA this past week. Given the real unsung heroes who have literally sacrificed either life or limb for our country, it was difficult to truly think of my time in the military as anything much to be "thanked" for. However, if nothing else, it did cause me to be thankful for those who truly have given their lives to protect and preserve our way of life.
Although not everyone's service requires the sacrifice of life or limb, the fact of the matter is that each and every one of us have the chance to "make a difference", often times without ever knowing it. In the case of our veterans, their service (whether in peace time or during a conflict) makes it possible for the rest of the U.S. populace to do whatever it is that they choose. For some, it is to sit back and complain about whats wrong or not working the way they think it should to best benefit themselves. For others, their life efforts are expended in either service for others or in pursuit of entrepreneurial endeavors that make life better and prosperous for many.
Whether serving others through service or through the creation of some new software app or a new-fangled invention, I believe the greatest satisfaction in life comes when you discover that in some way you have "made a difference". Perhaps the "difference" you make is in the way you care for your patients even if only through a compassionate touch or cheerful smile. I am thankful for the opportunities I have had to serve this country, both as a veteran as well as an entrepreneur that created a solution to a long-standing problem. It brings me immense satisfaction to learn of the ways in which the Binder Lift has been a blessing to both patient and care-provider alike.
Prior to leaving for the NVSBE 2015 in Pittsburgh, my son Rick called to share of a recent testimony that came to us from Chagrin Falls, OH, Fire dept. and which was being published in the November issue of EMS World magazine, page 55 (link below) wherein the patient expressed her gratefulness for having the Binder Lift. On this Thanksgiving I would like to thank each and every one of YOU who serve your respective communities and who share your experiences of how the Binder Lift has made a difference.
From our family to yours, THANK YOU and Happy Thanksgiving!