OTA1100 Blessing of Your Work Reflection
To complete this assignment you will:
Submit a rough copy to Thinking Storm by Thursday (see directions below) Submit the Final Copy and your Thinking Storm Feedback by Sunday If you don’t submit your Thinking Storm feedback you will be deducted 10%. This 10% is an easy part of your grade, do not skip it.
Background: You have chosen a profession that sees the person as a holistic being who finds purpose, meaning and value in what each person does in all areas of their lives. You have also chosen to study at St. Catherine University, a Catholic center of higher education which supports social justice.
This symbol Social Justice Symbol.png indicates an assignment that addresses Occupational Therapy Core Values and Catholic Social Teaching.
You will learn more about these principles later in the curriculum and complete other assignments with this focus.
For now, please read the poem by John O'Donohue found in your Module 2 readings and reflect on how you intend to integrate his message in your personal values and your work with clients.
Directions: By Thursday, create a 350-400 word reflection. Cite and reference at least 2 phrases from the poem. Please consider 2-3 of the following points: What does meaningful work at this stage in your life look like? Why did you choose to enter this profession?
How are you blessed by helping with others? (is the correct word “working” or “helping”) What unique talents do you use to support those in need?
Please use this Reflection Paper Template Preview the document to format your reflection papers throughout this course. Cite line(s) or phrase(s) from the poem to which you want to refer within your paper.
Use APA formatting for in-text citations (O'Donohue, 2018) and the Reference page. Use the APA style found on the module page.
Blessing of Your Work by John O’Donohue May the light of your soul guide you.
May the light of your soul bless the work You do with the secret love and warmth of your heart. May you see in what you do the beauty of your own soul.
May the sacredness of your work bring healing, light and renewal to those Who work with you and to those who see and receive your work.
May your work never weary you. May it release within you wellsprings of refreshment, inspiration and excitement. May you be present in what you do. May you never become lost in the bland absences.
May the day never burden you. May dawn find you awake and alert, approaching your new day with dreams, Possibilities and promises. May evening find you gracious and fulfilled.