Published on March 4th, 2017 | by The Local Staff0
A Voice That Puts Smiles on Faces
“…with kindness in your heart and sweetness in your voice, the world would be a much better place if we all lived and treated everyone like Maurice!”
This Good Vibe Tribe story was submitted via goodvibetribedothan.com from Carla Woodall:
A couple of months ago, I had a minor procedure performed at Flowers Hospital. After going through the customary prepping process, I was finally ready to be wheeled to surgery. That is when I encountered someone that is completely uncustomary … Maurice Harris!
Introducing himself, Maurice calmly greeted me with a warm smile and asked, “You ready for the ride of your life?” As we began down the hallway, I found out exactly what Maurice meant! He sang the most beautiful songs and hymns that immediately eased my thoughts and made me forget that I was even going into surgery! His soothing voice and uplifting song choice was an experience I will never forget. I can still close my eyes today and hear his soothing voice which instantly brings a smile to my face! It was truly a ride of a lifetime listening to someone with such sincerity and joy for his job.
After surgery, I asked about Maurice and inquired was this the “norm” for patients to receive such special treatment; I was quickly informed that Maurice shares his talents with EVERYONE he encounters. Obviously taking pride in his work and truly caring about those around him, I cannot express what it meant to experience a few minutes with Maurice. It was a true delight and his sweet spirit that he shared made a very large and lasting impact in quite a short period of time on me.
Lesson to us all — that with kindness in your heart and sweetness in your voice, the world would be a much better place if we all lived and treated everyone like Maurice! Kudos to you, Maurice, for making your mark on the patients and employees at Flowers Hospital! Thank you for sharing your talents and reminding us that it is going the extra mile that can make a such a significant difference on people! You are one of a kind!
The Good Vibe Tribe strives to make our community a better place by acknowledging one kind act at a time. Welcome to the Good Vibe Tribe Dothan, Maurice! And thank you for submitting this story, Carla!