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April 21, 2010
It feels so darn good when you know you've done something well. Today I led an inservice for a hospital department that doesn't get nearly enough recognition for the work they do. There is surely some inverse correlation between self esteem and the need for outside recognition. If you don't esteem yourself, you need others to do it for you as a reassurance that you have worth and that your work has value. If that theory is true, consider how much recognition is needed by the poorest, the homeless, the wrongfully imprisoned. Is there enough attention available to uplift them?