Today is an important day in history.
On September 1, 1939, Adolf Hitler invaded Poland, including the city my Grandparents and their large extended families called home.
The invasion was a harbinger of the wholesale atrocities soon to follow and what we know today as the holocaust.
Once Hitler had a base of operations within the target country, he immediately began setting up “security” forces to annihilate all enemies of his Nazi ideology, whether racial, religious, or political. Concentration camps for slave laborers and the extermination of civilians went hand in hand with German rule of a conquered nation. For example, within one day of the German invasion of Poland, Hitler was already setting up SS “Death’s Head” regiments to terrorize the populace.
It wasn’t very long before my entire family save for a precious few, were slaughtered, butchered and annihilated, simply because of their faith.
Evil and its protagonists must be identified and vanquished.
The only way to suppress darkness is by promoting light.
Each of us in our own world and in our own sphere of influence and daily interactions, have the ability to be a beacon of light and hope and strength.
None of us live in a vaccum. We have the ability to leave an indelible impression upon our friends, families, colleagues and all whom we come in contact with.
Make your impressions full of light and be rewarded with the internal and external joy and pride in knowing that you’ve made a difference and made this world a better place.
It’s why I love what we do every single day at the Regency Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers.
That we are known as “The Place Where Caring Comes To Life,” isn’t a cliche.
It’s a mission.
A responsibility, we carry with us each and every day.
To be the bearers of light, of hope and of healing.
Now go take on the day!