5 years ago · Leah Fogt · Comments Off on All People Matter.
Did you know that March is Social Work Month?
Every March, the National Association of Social Workers celebrates Social Work month as a special time to draw attention to the causes the social work profession seeks to address.
This year, the theme is “All People Matter.”
NASW states on its website that this year’s theme was chosen:
“to help raise awareness about the American social work profession’s 116-year commitment to improving social conditions and quality of life opportunities for everyone. Social workers across the globe believe that all people have dignity and deserve respect. NASW’s goal for Social Work Month 2014 is to educate the public about how these values are essential to improving relationships within families, making social support systems more effective, and building stronger communities.”
Reflecting on this theme on an individual level might lead to some powerful self-observations. Here are some thoughts that might be worth pondering:
· Do I believe that all people matter?
· Are my actions a reflection of this belief?
· Do I believe that I am included in the statement “all people matter” and do I make choices that demonstrate my belief in my own intrinsic value?
· If actions speak louder than words, what is something I can do today to affirm the dignity of others? To honor myself?
As spring approaches (hopefully soon…), let’s use the month of March to renew a commitment to loving others and loving ourselves, because all people do indeed matter!
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