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The Art of Receiving

Speaker- Tom Lant, PhD, RN
We don't just have jobs. We have callings. We have gifts.

And we have the power to help people go to sleep at night, and wake up in the morning with their mind and soul intact.

How many people get to go to work everyday and really get to make a contribution to another person's life? How many people get to make someone smile, feel better, cherish the next moment? That's what we get to do. Your life as a caregiver is an unfolding journey in exploring your world of possibilities. To those people you touch everyday you are their light of hope.

I'd like to invite you in this moment to take your right hand and place it on your left shoulder, and your left hand and place it on your right shoulder. And imagine the embrace you would feel if every person that you had given care to in your life added their hands to your shoulders, in front of you and behind you. Begin to receive from all the people's lives that you have been the light of possibility for, held up by their thank you's, by their appreciation, and by their love.

So any moment when you feel you need that extra thank you, simply remember every person that you had given care to in your life. You are the light of possibility for the people you serve. Thank yourself for choosing to be a caregiver.



Thomas W. Lant PhD, RN, MN, began his journey into the work known as "The Spirit of CareGiving" as a Registered Nurse. Tom is recognized as a national nursing leader holding executive level positions in health care leadership at Sinai Hospital of Detroit, St. Vincent Medical Center, and The Johns Hopkins Hospital. In addition Tom was the Practice Leader in organizational change management for Ernst & Young'­s southeastern division. Tom holds advanced degrees in nursing and organizational development and has been on the Board of Directors of The American Organization of Nurse Executives, Michigan Society of Hospital Administrators and Greater Detroit Health Care Council.

Tom is the principal owner of Lant & Associates, Inc. and creator of the work called "The Spirit of CareGiving". Through this body of knowledge, organizations have the opportunity to create a healing environment for all caregivers. Through Tom'­s work in "The Spirit of CareGiving" the seven distinctions of caring have become recognized as a contribution to health care workers around the world. Lant & Associates, Inc. is committed to bringing "The Spirit of CareGiving" into healthcare environments globally.


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