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  • Writer's pictureKevin Phillips

ARS Staff Perspective

One of our counselors (and a clinical supervisor) recently emailed the ARS team. He wrote:

"Good morning to all and happy Friday. I woke up this morning thinking of my life and work and began to think of all the things I am grateful for like: having an awesome place and people to work with, my freedom and happiness. I believe that a person should take time to reflect on the goodness of their lives in order to be refreshed. 

"Question of the day: What are you grateful for today? Have a great Friday and know that ALL OF US TOGETHER are making a difference in this world."

Many ARS staff responded to Steve's gratitude question with thoughts of their own. Here are a few of their thoughts:

"Steven I love you to death. Watching your growth these last few years has been beautiful. You're an inspiration to me and many others. Your kindness and your determination is contagious!

  • Today I am grateful to have been a part of your journey.

  • I am grateful for repeated chances.

  • I'm grateful to have amazing coworkers who laugh when I come in singing and who have the same goals I do.

We are saving and transforming lives at Archway and for that I'm forever grateful."

"Steven it has been such a pleasure to work alongside you these last few years. I have learned and grown with you and you're such an asset and inspiration to the ARS OHANA, and I'm so grateful for the opportunity overall. I'm also grateful to be a part of this movement that ARS is doing in the county and the impact that we make on the people in our community and the state. So grateful for the opportunity that ARS has given me over the last 2 and a half years."

"Thank you for the thoughtful message. I share your sentiments about gratitude. Today, I am grateful for the supportive team we have and the opportunity to work on meaningful projects. Reflecting on these positives truly does help to refresh and motivate. Together, we are indeed making a difference."

"Thank you, Steven, for the inspiring message to start this wonderful Friday! I am so grateful and blessed for all the people I work with and I always try my best to motivate and help whenever possible. ARS is making a DIFFERENCE and it is such a beautiful journey to be a part of it!! Many employees here strive to better themselves to make other people's lives better and that is so AMAZING!! Our teamwork is truly unmatched, we all shine in our own way, and being able to work in our autonomy is one of our strengths here."

"I am SO grateful to be here, helping save lives and making a difference with such a GREAT and huge movement!!"

"I am very blessed to have the opportunity to be around people that have the same goals. That goal is to help make a difference in people's lives. Steve, I am grateful that you have allowed us all here at Archway to be a part of the fantastic journey that you are on."

"I'm eternally grateful to be alive on this beautiful blessed day and so appreciative to have each and every one of you here at Archway in my life. Steven you're truly a blessing and your shining light does not go unnoticed. Thank you for all you do!"

"Thank you Steven for the inspiration. This place is very special to me. Each of you make a difference in the lives of our patients but not only that, you make a difference in my life. I come to work each day hopeful that we are all doing something great to effect change. I’m honored to be a part of a community and team that puts the needs of others first. That is what I am grateful for."


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