It’s great to see that the city of Kamiah and 15 EMTs have settled a squabble that had potential to endanger patient care. After numerous conversations between the EMTs and EMT Lead Andrea Layne, the EMTs have been reinstated and are back on the duty schedule.
Hopefully a lasting peace and effective working relationship will be the norm, but realistically, smooth sailing is never a guarantee.
Whenever people are involved in anything there is potential for disagreement. People don’t always see eye to eye and that can lead to friction. That makes communication and trust such a critical component to any successful relationship.
Good communication can alleviate many problems, but sincere words must also be backed up repeatedly with honorable actions and that’s where the trust comes in. When those two agents work in tandem much good can be accomplished and even more consternation avoided.
I commend the people involved in resolving a difficult matter for the good of our community. The care of and for the community should always be the most important consideration, although sometimes that can get lost in the shuffle of attitudes. We all have them and it’s all too easy at times for them to control us.
It’s a big reason why gratitude is hugely important. Gratitude changes how we see things by focusing outward toward the positive. Instead of feeling stressed or angry or hurt about a situation or person, we can look at the situation as an opportunity we have been given to help serve others.
It’s tough for offenses to grow in an environment of gratitude.
I’m grateful we have an ambulance service with dedicated and well-trained people answering the call at all hours.
They deserve thanks.
But no matter what work any of us does, consider that the hands we work with were not made by us. We should be so very grateful for everything that we are able to do—big and small—and especially when we can use our God given hands for the benefit of others.