I saw this on a Twitter feed from another social work blog:
As we ponder the year 's end and a new year beginning, think about where you've been this year and who you've helped. Be thankful you could.
Such true, true words. I know as social workers it is often frustrating working with many of our clients, as well as within the broken systems we have no choice but to interact with.
There is no doubt that social work is a challenging job. But it is super rewarding and just down right powerful to think back over a year's span of time to all the things we do on a daily basis for persons who are often powerless to make change without our support.
I just thought this should be pointed out again. Thank you fellow social workers for all that you do!
Have a safe, happy and prosperous New Year, and keep up the great work in 2011!