Rachel Foelske Obituary – This week, we said our goodbyes to another another angel who has moved on to their heavenly reward. The incredible Rachel Foelske Upshaw has died away, and she has left behind two great daughters and a husband who is the very definition of ethics and integrity, the likes of which I have never seen before. Rachel was a physician and a healer who performed medicine.
During the time that she spent working as a resident at the family practice clinic on the Mercy campus in Mason City, I had the opportunity to make her acquaintance for the first time. Rachel is a talented healer, and she has made use of those powers to leave the world in a better shape than she discovered it in when she arrived. She managed to do so without losing her grace or courtesy.
The space that I work in has a sign posted on the wall. It asserts that your talent or gift was given to you as a present by God (or the universe, more generally). Your response to the chance presented to you is the gift of gratitude that you give to God ( the Universe). People like Rachel and my friend Jenni, who have been blessed with special abilities, have made the selfless decision to use their abilities to benefit the lives of others.
We all have our own, and these are the things that differentiate us from one another. For instance, my niece is a doula, and my good friend Tom is a photographer. There are also nurses, teachers, caregivers, and singers; we all have people like that in our lives. I sew quilts, and then I give them as gifts to those who have previously given me one of their own quilts.
Find your skill, if you don’t already know what it is, and share it with the world in order to make it a better place than it was before you found it, just like Jenni and Rachel did. This will make the world a better place than it was when you found it. Don’t minimize its value.