An emotional influx of profound energy pours into St Jude Hospital. This village runs on love, there is no other way to explain the buoyancy of this place.
As a privileged Blogger19, on an all expenses paid trip courtesy of Brizo Faucet company, I witnessed abundance flowing like water. Brizo is a major sponsor for the St Jude Dream Home Giveaway. They are in the water business or at least the flow of it, since fashion and function come in a Brizo faucet. Aligning with St Jude Hospital feels like a perfect fit, as both brands are focused on creating ease and beauty for life. When your desperately ill child is taken care of with love and no demand to pay you can relax into being a loving supportive parent. When water flows with ease through a good looking spout you have time to focus on what matters in your life.
Walking those muraled halls feels like hope afloat. A vortex for good, without strings. St Jude is both a working and research hospital that is all about manifesting their mission.
The hospital is designed deliberately to create a pleasant and comforting experience. Since most of the patients are in treatment for up to two years, St Jude is a lifeline and a home to many. Red flyer wagons wait, ready to roll the halls for patients convenience, facilities include a school, with its own prom night, and a food court that serves sushi and sundaes. There is no lingering hospital odor, the rooms have special filters to keep the air clean and fresh. Light, color and art dominate and provide inspiration and many spaces to get creative.
Self expression and expansion in the spiritual, physical and emotional corridors are all encouraged. The children are included in the conversation from day one with their doctors, so they are motivated, connected and supported with love.
The Brizo team sponsored a number of activities that had us involved with the kids. The doll house activity I partook in was a huge hit. Brizo had a special house built, which included removable rooms and a roof top spa. Each room include slots to add wall and floor coverings as well as furniture and people. It was fascinating to watch these kids get drawn into the magic of picking colors, beds and toys to play house. That ‘first’ decorating experience is a powerful reminder that the way one’s home looks and feels has a direct effect on how effortlessly our life flows. If you room is cramped there is no space to have fun or see a different perspective.
Bringing home how everyone, sick, well or recovering needs that sanctuary of their own to dream and cry in. If Elvis was in the building I know he would be singing about it. Space, light and color evoke emotion that makes us feel alive or longing to escape.
Where is your room of refreshment to connect and strengthen you for the tough moments? I would love to hear all about it in a comment.
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