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Kathryn Jane​ talks about the importance of positivity on the Sisterhood of Suspense​ #blog

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Gratitude and Positivity

 I’m often asked how I manage to stay positive in this crazy world. How I can ignore the horrors we’re bombarded with through social media and television.

This is my story.

Some years ago I worked twelve hour shifts on the receiving end of  9-1-1 calls.

I spent long hours talking to people having really, really bad days. Perhaps the worst day of their life. I listened to the horrors of fights in the background, to mothers screaming because their child’s life was in danger, to fathers demanding someone come and fix their sick child, to people angry because the ambulance was taking too long.

I had to tell people the ambulance dispatched to them had been diverted to someone with a higher level emergency. I talked people out of pulling the trigger. I gave CPR instructions over the phone.

And then at the end of…

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  1. Very inspirational, Kathryn. I’ve read your Gratitude posts on Facebook, and they always make me stop to think about what I’m grateful for. Thanks for sharing, Jacquie. ❤

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    1. Kathryn Jane says:

      Thank you, Mary! 🙂 ❤

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    2. It’s easy to get caught in the frenetic rush of day-to-day life. I enjoy Kathryn’s FB posts as well. And that view!

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  2. Staci Troilo says:

    My brother-in-law used to be a 911 dispatcher. It takes a special kind of person to do that job.


    1. I can’t even imagine the stress factor. My cousin is a firefighter/paramedic in our hometown. It must be so difficult, and yet rewarding, to help those you know.


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