Care Capsule
Capsules of Motivation to Dispense Care and Kindness

Volume 1 - Issue 3
August 1999



In This Issue

Naming The Elephant

Important Work

Words Make A Difference

Patron of Care Award

Pray For Me

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Naming the

Dr. James R. Kok

Imagine this: A friend invites you to her house for a cup of tea. She ushers you graciously into her living room and shows you to a comfortable chair. Tea is served. Your hostess sits down on the other side of the room. Between the two of you stands a live, full-grown African Elephant. No word of explanation is offered. She merely leans to the left or to the right as she chats.

So you do the same. A pleasant but odd visit passes with no mention of the elephant. You both act as if it isn’t there. You just lean around it. During the whole time, you are in fact totally preoccupied with this


Naming The Elephant” is the third in a series of articles by Dr. James R. Kok on the essentials for a caring person.

A handful of basic tools —wrapped in courage— are the keys to open doors. Dr. Kok believes there are 10–12 key concepts of which every caring person should be aware in order to step out as an effective friend and support-person.

They range from “naming the elephant” to “peace, peace when there is no peace”.

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