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The Best Return on an Investment – Fall 2009

Nov 20th, 2009 | Category: Moment for Reflection

By Laurie Singel, MSN, RN, BC
Instructor in the School of Nursing and Health Professions

Reading today’s newspapers, it is easy to see the financial world is in trouble. In a world that often glamorizes fame and fortune, there are those who choose, instead, to use their talents for the benefit of others.

These special people might spend years of their lives working and studying, and as they realize the great gifts God has bestowed on them, they choose to share these gifts in service to others… not for their own glory, but to honor God in all things.

Who are these special people? They are all around us! The students, professors, staff, administration and university personnel are all working together for the betterment of our community and our world. Each small act of charity, kindness or understanding becomes a shining example of how we can serve one another.

Whether it is nursing a frail, elderly patient or advocating for others through responsible business decisions, we all become examples of the Word Incarnate. Taking the time to do our best, no matter what the task, demonstrates our commitment to excellence in the Mission of the University of the Incarnate Word.

And the joy we receive in return? What better return on our investment.

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