Of all of the virtues associated with leadership, humility is the most underappreciated. Books are written about courageous leaders throughout history. Great intellect is cited as essential for visionary leadership in uncertain times. Honesty and integrity, both fundamental to effective leadership, take center stage whenever there is an ethical collapse in the corporate, religious, and governmental arenas. Creativity and innovation are both exciting leadership characteristics that are highly desired. Stories of compassionate and sensitive leaders warm our hearts.
This past Sunday was the beginning of Advent, the season of the Christian calendar set aside for personal and corporate preparation for the “coming” (which is what the word “Advent” means) of the Messiah.
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Earlier in the year, Lancaster, PA earned the number one spot on the top 100 places to retire in the United States list. Lancaster was rated based on categories such as housing affordability and healthcare quality. Not only is Lancaster highly ranked in the previously mentioned areas, but it is also thriving with activities suitable for everyone. Lancaster offers a balance between natural and urban spaces. From the history to the vast outdoor activities, there is always something to do.
As we welcome the return of cool, crisp days, the smell of distant campfires and the crunch of leaves under our feet, thoughts of Thanksgiving are sure to follow.
This is the time of year when we pause to reflect on the blessings of life, and thank God for what we enjoy throughout the year. It is also a time for us to take stock and reset our thought process about how we see ourselves and those around us. I have a few thoughts I would like to share about how being thankful is beneficial to us as well as others.
Like many other faith based not-for-profit senior care providers, creating a sense of community is a central feature of Presbyterian Senior Living’s mission. Our mission statement references creating “vibrant, compassionate and supportive communities” as the primary way we “promote wholeness of body, mind, and spirit.”