Stories and the People who Have Them

by admin on March 16, 2015

Extended Family Group Looking Down Into CameraYou know when you first meet someone and, just by human nature we all do it, you preconceive what type of a person they are? Then, if you see them again and have time to actually talk and get to know that person you find they run way deeper than you figured?… I love that! I love hearing peoples stories, because we all have one!

In my day job as an ultrasound technologist I have the opportunity to spend 20-30 minutes in a room with a stranger, talking about them.  Yes I have to ask medical questions and get the story of why they are getting the exam done… but that, more often than not, leads to their family, job, travel, pets…  Oh the stories and adventures I have been privy to hear!

It is amazing how accurrate ”Don’t judge a book by its cover” really is.

From an old WW1 vet with German shreapnel in his leg to the man that is buddies with Castros doctor, to the rancher who got chased by a cow and the world traveler who is still golden brown from the Thai sun or the mom who grew up in France and Switzerland and somehow is now living in my small town… the list goes on and the stories are abundant!

And I love it

I haven’t always appreciated people… do you know what I mean? Like the individualism of everyone, (and thank goodness we have that individualism)  People used to annoy me!  Yup thats right, they did, and in my profession… ha, that doesnt work well.

Since I have become a mother and my children are growing into their own little people, this is when I am finally realizing that people are actually pretty great… all of them.  Even that ornory elderly patient who is so rude on the surface… Once you are able to let them talk and really listen (this is the key) you get why they treat people this way.  I think that most of us have our backs up, just waiting for someone to judge and belittle us… and that is sad.

I have now made it my mission to learn something about every person I can.  I too have my stories, and sometimes people ask about them too… and that’s cool as well.

So what are you going to share if someone asks you?

leave your comment, maybe a even a story for us, we love that here!

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Say Something Nice and see What Happens

by admin on March 3, 2015

You know when someone says something nice to you, simply ‘hey! good job’, or even just ‘it’s not that bad’.  You know how that Group of happy kids with thumb up sign in colorful t-shirts stanmakes you feel? Really good, right?  I am trying to be that person who is uplifting others, looking at the bright side of events or mishaps… however you interpret things.

We are human, we live on earth and we will mess up from time to time.  I have recently gone back to work after 1 year off on maternity leave.  When I got back there, the entire work flow that I knew (and loved) was gone!  Like completely… completely different!  So not only had I not scanned in a year (although after you’ve done something for like 10 years, it does really come back quickly!) My entire routine was no more… Fish out of water!  So… of course I made a few mistakes that first day, hahaha… But! no one ‘scolded’me, no one ridiculed me (and trust me they could have!).  Even the radiologist I work with was like “Here, you need a mint” hahaha, love them!

Anyways, my point? No one made me feel stupid, everyone was supportive and offered me those ‘its really not that bad’ or ‘oh, I still do that sometimes too’. Now I do realize that the department I work in is great… not to say that we haven’t had our low times too, but we as a whole realize that to be productive we have to have eachothers back.  I believe this philosophy is relevant to all things in life.  So much more gets done when we take the time to understand and not judge eachothers actions. And it gets done better!

So… be that person who uplifts others, and you will be astounded at how your life changes for the better too!

That’s my rant for today… please leave your comments :)

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