Mother Teresa was an excellent example of a cheerful, giving caregiver to the poor and vulnerable.
Mother Teresa once said,
“The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.”
As nurses and other health care team members, we do the work few other others could or would do. Although this is commendable, it is no miracle in and of itself. The miracle is not that we do the work tirelessly day in and day out. Nor is the miracle that we care for strangers who are sometimes seemingly undeserving and under the pressure of trying circumstances. Yes, these are challenges. However, miracles happen when our generous, compassionate, and cheerful spirits intersect with the challenges of today’s healthcare environments. Choose to be a miracle maker everyday!
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace. 1 Peter 4:8-10
Praying for you all!
How do you show love and hospitality in your healthcare environment?
How do you do the same in your home?
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Florence Nightingale the founder of modern nursing
I love Nurses Week!
There is always an extra measure of professional pride and camaraderie wafting throughout the nursing community during Nurses Week every year. In this One Love for Nurses episode, Suzie Farthing and Julie Adams reflect on the beauty of the nursing profession.
Also, you will hear messages of appreciation from our audience and nursing friends.
I get a surge of excitement just thinking about the full impact of the care we provide to all walks of humanity, from birth to death. We are there for our patients and families as only a nurse can be. What an amazing honor this is!
I believe this week is our opportunity to pause and reflect on the beauty and significance of our profession and history.
Special Thanks to our friends who participated in this episode of One Love for Nurses!
Dr. Rich Berning with http://www.privatepractice.md/
Dave Stachowiak with http://coachingforleaders.com
David J. Soler with http://www.davidjsoler.com
Also, I cannot forget my nurse friends!
Tania Hall, RN
Rick Hollis, RN
Angela Abshire, RN
Let us hear from you.
Tell us how you are celebrating Nurses Week this year by leaving your comment below.
Blessings to you!
Suzie Farthing, RN