PensionmarkMeridien Thanks Clients in Action: Profiles in Kindness

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During these challenging times, PensionmarkMeridien wishes to highlight the unsung and outstanding efforts of our valued clients.

Today, we wish to send our gratitude and appreciation to Family Service of Rhode Island (FSRI). 

FSRI has been servicing our community since 1892.  Their mission is to improve the overall health and well-being of the communities they serve through high impact partnerships and high quality innovative programs.  Since the start of the pandemic, Family Service of Rhode Island has served over 4,352 people in need through their BE SAFE Campaign by delivering kits which include; antibacterial soap, disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer, food and grocery supplies and other necessary items across the state to socially isolated seniors, adults with chronic illnesses and disabilities, families with children, and others  who desperately need these supplies.

To learn more about the BE SAFE program and to make a donation click here.

How to Respond with Kindness During Challenging Times: During difficult times, how do we act individually and how can we come together as a society?

Practice Empathy:  It can be difficult when those affected by hardship are strangers or live far away.   But empathy crosses all boundaries, unites us and helps us remember that no matter what happens, none of us must go through it alone.

Listen:  How can we be empathetic to the plight of others? Listening is different from hearing.  When we listen, we acknowledge the others feelings as valid and we invite them into a conversation to create a more selfless dialogue.

Give Gratitude:  Practice gratefulness, show you recognize negative situations, but choose to find joy in the positive instead. When we practice gratitude, we have a kinder outlook on life overall and for the future.

Remember Perspective:  Don’t dismiss difficult times but embrace the potential for good after the period has passed.  If we remember to stand for kindness, both individually and as a society, we can continue to live better and support those who need our help.

How to Help:  See if there’s anything you can do to support your family, your community or complete strangers.  Make a simple gesture; call an old friend, donate to a charity, or volunteer your time to make a difference.