That made me feel good!

@missybear (11393)
United States
November 24, 2009 6:41pm CST
As most of you know I work at a Hospice. I really like my Job and the People there. It's sad at times but we always try to laugh as much as we can. Today a patients Family Member came up to me and gave me a hug and said"I really appreciate everything you do around here". I thought that was really nice of her. The Nurses and CNA'S get that a lot but I'm Housekeeping and I don't get that much involved with the patient care. So that really made me feel good. When was the last time someone made you feel good about your Job or about Yourself?
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@bucketkid (239)
• Australia
25 Nov 09
that is excellent! it is always good to know that you are appreciated, no matter what you do. i mean, you can know that you do a good job and put the effort in but when someone praises you for it, it really makes your day. at work, every now and then, my boss will congratulate me on the work i have been doing, or at school but its not quite the same.
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@missybear (11393)
• United States
25 Nov 09
Every little bit helps though, it's nice when someone notices your effords
@rosepedal64 (4191)
• United States
25 Nov 09
Hi missybear That was kind and sweet of that family member to go out her way and notice what you do. Plus she wanted to share with you what she sees in you. I think that we all don't notice the cleaning personel in any place of business, and to me they are the special ones too. I have had more comments about myself on here then I have had in a very long time. It feels good to be noticed and accepted. Thanks for asking and good discussion. Have a nice day. Keep smiling.
@missybear (11393)
• United States
25 Nov 09
Thanks for your response,it's always nice hearing from you
• United States
25 Nov 09
Hug for you - A bear Hug for you
Are you doing okay today? Are you getting ready for the big turkey day? Im more than ready for the eating part of it..LOL Here is a little hug for you.
@missybear (11393)
• United States
26 Nov 09
How cute
@jewels49 (1783)
• United States
25 Nov 09
Let me add to that missybear. This doesn't answer your question but I just want to add to that hug. We worked with hospice a few years ago when we brought my husbands mother home for her last days. The hospice people that came to the house were so wonderful. We appreciated every one of them from the aids to helpers that came to clean and help cook. They made our lives so much easier.Bless you and thank you.
• United States
25 Nov 09
Jewels, you are such a good person!! Didn't surprise me that you were in on this discussion. Glad you are one of my friends.
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@jewels49 (1783)
• United States
25 Nov 09
right back at ya my friend
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@missybear (11393)
• United States
25 Nov 09
Thank you so much, to feel goods in one day
• Boston, Massachusetts
26 Nov 09
Hi Missybear, Being in the housekeeping work is such a noble job. You may not directly serving the patients in your hospice but you are putting all you caring deeds in every meal that you prepare for them, food that will give them nourishment, food that will keep them strong to battle remaining days in their life's journey. You deserve more. So, please allow me to give you a POWER HUG too! It's really a good feeling knowing that somebody appreciates you and the kind of work that you do. i may not receive an affirmation today but in my heart i've touched someone's heart by giving her kind words and affirmation for a job well done. At home i just gave my two sons a big and tight hug for being good in school and receiving a star.
@missybear (11393)
• United States
26 Nov 09
Thanks for the hug. I hope you have a happy thanksgiving.
• Boston, Massachusetts
26 Nov 09
You are welcome. Actually we don't have thanksgiving celebration in our country just like yours. But we have our festivals and other big celebrations within the year where we can express all our gratitude for all the blessings that we receive and of course--- everyday we say Thank You to the almighty for everything!
@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
25 Nov 09
That's really nice. I would definitely feel appreciated too. That's one of the biggest perks of doing a great and sincere job. I, too, wouldn't hesitate whenever I see someone in the service industry doing a great job. I would definitely give my positive feedback whenever it's due.
@missybear (11393)
• United States
25 Nov 09
There should be more people like you
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
27 Nov 09
Thanks so much..
@riyasam (16570)
• India
26 Nov 09
you are right,i sometimes give small gifts to those who are under me like the wardboy or the cleaner and they surely do appreciate by doing their work better atleast when i am on duty.
@missybear (11393)
• United States
26 Nov 09
It's all about how you talk to people that can make a big difference
@WOL330 (13)
• United States
25 Nov 09
wwell i dont have a job so i cant feel good at it but I try to make poeple feel good at there jobs they work hard so they need to feel goood to do the best job that they can and will do..
@missybear (11393)
• United States
26 Nov 09
Every little bit helps
25 Nov 09
Well when I helped someone when they were choking, I received a card from them the next day, saying this is the least they can do for saving his life. I felt so unbelievably happy.
@missybear (11393)
• United States
26 Nov 09
Wow, that was really cool of them.
@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
25 Nov 09
Hey missy! I think that was very nice of that family to thank you! Your job is just as important as the rest of the staff! You have a very difficult job and deserve to be thanked! I worked in a Hospice Office briefly and I know how difficult that it must be to work in that environment. I am really glad that you get noticed for the difficult work that you do! That is not an easy environment to work in.
@missybear (11393)
• United States
26 Nov 09
The good thing is that just about everybody gets along really well so we try to have as much fun as we can .
@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
25 Nov 09
It is so nice to hear that! compliments are so great!! I am glad someone took the time to tell you how much you matter! I can't remember a specific time that's happened to me, but i do remember the feeling i had when its happened. ;)
@missybear (11393)
• United States
26 Nov 09
It's really nice and it made me feel good.
@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
25 Nov 09
That is really great to hear! I love getting compliments on the job, but haven't had a job in two years, so can't really remember the last time I got complimented.
@missybear (11393)
• United States
25 Nov 09
Thanks for responding anyway, Happy Holidays to you
@monkeylong (3146)
• Guangzhou, China
25 Nov 09
As far as I'm concerned, I think the last time who makes me happy and feel very good is my girl friends who always besides. When I am in low sprit, I just can think of her,and she will come to me and Some time past, I will just feel happy then.
@missybear (11393)
• United States
25 Nov 09
You must have a nice girl, good for you.
@zhuhuifen46 (3485)
• China
25 Nov 09
It is so good that people express appreciation for your contribution. With fast increasing requirement from people in need of help because of aging and physical disability, we need institutions, and people, who are devoted to fulfilling the mission.
@missybear (11393)
• United States
25 Nov 09
Thank you for responding
• India
25 Nov 09
i'm agree with bucketkid. it is always good to know that you are appreciated, no matter what you do!
@missybear (11393)
• United States
25 Nov 09
I agree with both of you.
• China
25 Nov 09
ya sounds you are a good docter and care about your patient very good. stick with that spirit and you'll find yourself so helpful to others later on. but here some of the doctors are spoiled with the money and they do not care about the patient at all. they just care the money .
@missybear (11393)
• United States
25 Nov 09
I just do housekeeping but our doctors we have are really great. They care about the patients and they always nice to everybody not stuck up at all.
@Hatley (164226)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Nov 09
hi missybear on Sunday when all 90 residents sang happy' birthday to me at lunch. that made me get all teary.some 'did not even know me but everyone clapped.Jess gave me a heritage doll,a really pretty little thing, its a cherub. so that made me feel good amd very special too. thanks for a great discussion.
@missybear (11393)
• United States
25 Nov 09
How nice, Happy late Birthday and keep up the good work it seems like everybody loves you there.
@laydee (12811)
• Philippines
25 Nov 09
I teach college students, and I really feel good when I see that they've really gotten my point, most especially at exams. It also feels good when someone would approach to tell me that he/she really understood the subject and appreciates how he/she could apply the topics I discuss in his/her day-to-day life. I don't need to know that I'm the 'best teacher' he/she has, it's enough for me to see them really 'succeed' or try to 'succeed' in their lives. It's not about how much they memorize, it's more about how they found that what they have learned from me is applicable to their lives and businesses as well. It's good to feel appreciated, it's too bad that sometimes people overlook our efforts. But still, that one person who does see our efforts are all worth it.
@missybear (11393)
• United States
25 Nov 09
That's great, I know now a day it's not easy being a teacher.
@kunking (1116)
• China
25 Nov 09
Hi~,missybear! really nice to see u feel good about ur job. well, i didn't remember the time when i got appreciated, but i always tried my best to do my work and everytime when someone said 'thank u' i will feel really good, whether its big deal or some tiny issues. taking responsibilities and doing the best will make me feel good , of course, getting praised by someone is always better.
@missybear (11393)
• United States
25 Nov 09
It sure is nice but as long as you know you're doing your best that's what really matters
• United States
25 Nov 09
I am really glad that someone said that to you. Hospice is a wonderful organization. They really helped my family when my Grandmother was ill. You should feel good about what you do and I am happy for you that someone acknowledged you. I don't work and have 2 special needs children. I understand how it makes you feel when someone says that you are doing a good job. I wish I heard it more. Good for you. :) Keep smiling.
@missybear (11393)
• United States
25 Nov 09
I'm sure it takes a special person like you to take care of special need children and it's hard work.I'm sure you do a great job.
@JenInTN (27546)
• United States
25 Nov 09
That's nice that you got a little appreciation. It always feels good to be noticed for what we do. I got complimented a few days ago about my job performance and my boss told me when things started to look up at work that she was going to request I get a raise because of all my added job reponsibilities. Even if I don't get a raise, it was nice to feel like I was appreciated.
@missybear (11393)
• United States
25 Nov 09
I sure hope you get one, we only get one a year and then that's not enough.