Gratitude

Everyone always explains that you should be thankful for what you have. As humans, it’s tough to always have that mindset throughout your daily life as certain life events arise. Some events shed darkness. And in those tough times, it’s difficult to stay positive. As a result, negativity can fill your mind. So do what you can to change that mindset as quickly as possible to something positive.
It is always important to remember what has gotten you there, and not what is bringing you down.

I am thankful my family and friends. Cliché as that is, they are the ones who keep me churning though this journey we call life. They helped me reached this point in my life and have shaped me to who I am, and I am so proud of what I have become and surrounded myself with.

Thanks guys for always having my back and steering me in the right direction.

I’m thankful 100% 24/7 of the day. Although I may not show it for all those times, it will always & forever be there. Even if I’m upset in a particular time, in the back of my mind I am still thankful for yall!

So show your gratitude towards others when you can because some may never know. Make it a habit and you will see that there will be even brighter days ahead of you!

“The Starfish Story”

There was a boy on the beach. He was walking along and saw a sea of starfish washed up on shore, as their lives diminished gasping trying to get back in the water. The little boy didn’t think of the severity, but figured he would help. So he began to start picking up the starfish one by one as he threw them into the ocean. Pick up, throw. Pick up, throw. Pick up throw. As he was doing this, a man approached him and said, “You know, you won’t be able to save all of them. What’s the point of wasting your time and trying to save them?“. The little boy smiled and replied, “I know I won’t be able to save all of them..” as he continued to do what he was doing, except when he picked each one up and threw them back in the ocean he then said, “But I can save that one, and that one, and that one, and that one.”

(hopefully I was able to describe the story just as well as she did)

I had heard this story in my last psychology class when we were talking about Altruism; which is the unselfish interest in helping another. And boy did it make me smile. You see, people shouldn’t look as helping people in a whole. Instead, look to help people one by one. Everyone has their own story, everyone has their own background, and everyone is different. So looking at as if you won’t be able to help a whole group will diminish the good that you are trying to do, instead understand that helping someone one-by-one is just as great. Instead of giving parts of your heart for others, give your whole heart to as many people as you can – slowly but surely.

A Nurse’s Prayer

Lord, true source of light and wisdom, give me a keen sense of understanding, retentive memory, and the capacity to grasp things correctly.

Grant me the grace, to be accurate and safe in my nursing procedures and the skills to express myself with thoroughness and clarity.

Be with me at the start of my shift, guide its progress and bring it to completion.

Grant this through Christ, our Lord, AMEN

Author: Virginia Marcos Ortiz RN

Posted with permission from the author

Happy Nurse”s Week!