Petrified of all things bird.
To my fellow nurses-Happy Thanksgiving!
 

This holiday, you may have to be at work,
Away from your family and friends.
But still, we hope you are happy,
This profession demands the best,
And sometimes it can be thankless.
Even so, it comes with many returns,
A life with purpose every time.
 
 You touch a person in many ways, 
Some you will never forget.
You are there when life perished,
You are there when life commenced. 
 
You care for patients every day,
And those you care for teach you lessons.
You have a career that is not boring,
And colleagues with the same vision.
 
Whenever there are things you dislike,
This job, staffing, doctors and pay, Remember, no work is more inspiring,
And this fulfilling than
  

"Forgive yourself not just for what has happened in the past, but for all the things that will happen in the year ahead. Look, unless you happen to be, say, Kate Middleton, it’s likely that you haven’t been perfect this year. You weren’t patient every minute, you weren’t generous at every chance, you were sometimes lacking in courage and occasionally unkind. You haven’t done everything you wanted to do. But that’s okay. You are trying. And you will continue to make mistakes in the future. And that will be okay, too. So make an ambitious life list. Plan wonderful things. And preforgive yourself for the missteps you are bound to make, the times you will balk, the interactions in which you will be grumpy, the chances you may fail to take, the opportunities you will miss, the times you will fail spectacularly. The times you will fail mundanely. The frustrations you will take out on others, on yourself. Forgive yourself, so that you can try great new things. Make your own confidence possible.”

Amy Shearn

Read more: http://www.oprah.com/spirit/People-to-Forgive-How-to-Forgive/5#ixzz2lgdPband

alittlenurse:

nurseeyeroll:

when a patient is able to just lift their hips so I can switch out their pad by myself

YES

alittlenurse:

nurseeyeroll:

when a patient is able to just lift their hips so I can switch out their pad by myself

YES