We all need a savior, but few of us are willing to really admit our need for him.
If people aren’t happy with our best effort, there’s nothing that we can give that’s going to make them happy. And if we are not happy with the best effort that others give us, there's nothing that others can give us that's going to make us happy.
Every diagnosis from a chronic, manageable illness like diabetes or Crohn's disease to a life-limiting diagnosis of chronic heart failure or cancer challenges us to grieve.
Before anything else, remember the basics: Airway, breathing, circulation. ABC. When it comes to spiritual care, I’ve learned to do the same. Always be compassionate. ABC.
The good ones are the exception, not the typical. I was expecting the good ones to be the typical. When I found the opposite, it was hard to let go of my expectations and accept the reality of my career instead of the fantasy I had built up in my head for years.
Possession is never compatible with true, authentic love.
We treat people better than how we ourselves expect to be treated.
"If love did not have hope, its sufferings would be torture, and love might seem loveless" Fulton Sheen wrote.
So, why is that we forget how much we desire the best from others’ work when we’re the ones working?
As a nurse, I’ve got to tell you, the naked human body is beautiful.