I can tell that Thanksgiving is nearly here…the stores are fully of jolly fat men in red suits and reindeer with bizarre sinus issues! And what is this time of year for if it’s not for gratitude and being thankful for all of the blessings in our lives?
Being a nurse means developing the ability to see blessings in the strangest places. How many times do we spend every minute of a shift dancing just as fast as we can, answering this call light and stopping that wandering patient before they make it to the elevators, comforting that confused, frightened soul and firmly assuring another equally confused but in this case frightening patient that no, getting out of bed is not on the agenda for the evening? It’s frentic, flat-out, non-stop action — and most of it is vitally important, literally life or death. (more…)