Today, we wanted to shine a little bit of light back onto our staff, as well as bring you some words of inspiration. We know you may be going through a difficult time, but we want you to stay hopeful, grounded, and know that we are on your side. Read through some of our favorite inspiring quotes related to working in the field of disability and how they resonate with each of us. May they bring you joy and the ability to be grateful for what you do have–a new day, new beginnings on the horizon, and our team who wants to see you succeed in all you do.
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
“ I believe a positive attitude will take you far in life!”
Pam, Claims Representative Supervisor, Jackson, MS
“I’ve never met a strong person with an easy past and I like to apply humor in difficult situations. Laughter is good for the heart, body, mood, and also relieves anxiety, stress and pain. With that being said, “It’s ok to be a glowstick, sometimes we need to break before we shine!” No matter what we’re going through, we’ll come out better on the other side.
Tammy, Claims Representative, Jackson, MS
Please understand I have a disability, not a disease. You can’t catch it. I may walk, talk, and move differently than you do, but on the inside, I’m not so different.
“I like this quote because it rings true. They didn’t choose for this to happen, it’s out of their control, so they shouldn’t be treated differently– made fun of, looked down on, or any of the hateful things some people are capable of. You never know how someone is feeling on the inside, with or without a disability.”
Kim, Claims Representative, Memphis, TN
“I love this quote (image to the right)! I have learned that no matter what situations life may bring, the best way to get through it is to seek the positive and cultivate gratitude. When we are thankful for what we have in each moment, we can expect miracles. And remember, ‘infinite patience produces immediate results.'”
Stephanie, Claims Representative & Marketing Manager, Memphis, TN
There are two kinds of ‘disabled’ persons: Those who dwell on what they have lost and those who concentrate on what they have left.
“This is one of my favorite quotes . I think we have claimants that fit into both categories. This profession gives us an honor to try and help those in need.”
Marcia, Claims Representative, Jackson, MS
See the person, not the disability.
“This is sort of my philosophy about all people and all situations. Look beyond the face value and see the true person.”
Greg Cates, COO, ADR, Muse Disability Services
“This quote (image on left) resonates with me on two levels. First off, I feel it is important for our staff to treat every claimant with the respect and compassion they deserve. To do this, we must constantly remind ourselves what is within us– how we would want to be treated and the true measure of despair our claimants are facing at this very uncertain and scary time in their lives! Secondly, it is very important for our claimants to keep a positive mental attitude and realize that, from within, they have the ability to overcome the hard times in life and be a positive force for others around them as they go forward on a different path than they may have had in the past!”
Scot Whitaker, CEO, ADR, Muse Disability Services
We hope these quotes inspire you as much as they have inspired us. Have a beautiful day!