With the holidays around I have become sentimental in realizing how lucky we are as nursing students
and nurses to be in this profession. As difficult as it can be at times, there is a lot to be thankful for!
I am thankful for…
… Our patients and all they bring to us;
…The amazing opportunities the nursing profession brings;
…The nurses who have taken care of my family and friends;
…How advanced and well-esteemed the profession is today;
…Knowing that nurses are appreciated, even if we don’t hear it often;
…The strength to carry on when we have hard days;
…Our brothers and sisters in nursing and the understanding that only they have;
…A job where every day is different from the last;
…All of the wisdom and creativity old and new nurses bring to the field;
…The support of family and friends in the pursuit of the nursing dream;
…The encouragement that professors and experienced nurses provided along the way;
…All of the amazing nurses who have come before us;
…The joy of seeing a patient smile;
…Some of the humorous things we see in a shift;
…Being able to share the holiday with someone’s family, even though we don’t have every holiday off
to spend with our own families.
What are you thankful for this season? How has nursing helped you appreciate the things around you?