52 WEEKS OF THANKFULNESS – WEEK 23

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BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD.

I invite you to come and join me on this pilgrimage to change the world through thankfulness.  Perhaps if enough of us join together we can change the negative climate that exists and is overtaking our planet. Together we can move our fellow citizens of to a better, higher and finer place.

This past week my dear friend has been in the hospital in an ICU bed.  I had a viral infection and was unable to visit her until Saturday.  While I was visiting her a young nurse came into the room several times to perform health care services for Fran.  The nurse had to draw blood and was having a great deal of difficulty finding a vein to tap.  She tried and tried to find the least painful method of obtaining the blood but in the end had to insert the needle into Fran’s hand causing a great deal of pain.  I was struck by the look of pain on the nurse’s face in empathy with Fran.  I am thankful that there are so many good and kind nurses in our world.

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I hope that by writing these posts that we will move together beyond thankfulness into appreciation. Because appreciation for the moments and things for which we give thanks requires us to be mindful of our lives.

“Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation, as any painter’s or sculptor’s work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body, the temple of God’s spirit? It is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said, the finest of Fine Arts.”  Florence Nightingale

At the end of the post you will find a link up frog and I hope you will join me on this venture and once a week write a post and link up to others and share what you are thankful for this week.

 Thank you for joining me today,
bernadette

PLEASE ADD YOUR POST AND TOGETHER WE WILL CHANGE THE WORLD.

About Bernadette

I live in the small town of Haddonfield, NJ. I am at an age in my life when I seem to spend time thinking and musing about life. These musings are usually stimulated by my walks through Haddonfield, my reading of books and fellow bloggers, and my interaction with my group of fabulous family and friends.

15 Responses

  1. Bernadette, I’m so sorry to hear about your friend and hope she is soon on the way to recovery. You write with such warmth about the nurse with your friend – a real tribute to that nurse and all nurses working so tirelessly with kindness and warmth. We met friends for dinner over the weekend and one has been a nurse for the past twenty years and it was sad to hear how demoralised the profession has become with all the cuts and reorganisition within the profession here in the UK. She has left hospitals and now works in a GP surgery instead.

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  2. Nancy Rocereto

    Thank you, Bernadette. Your thankfulness feature early on a Monday morning has to be the best way to start a week! Perhaps your gift of noticing the nurse’s empathy and compassion is because it was a mirror of your own.

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  3. Hello Bernadette. I hope you’re feeling much better now. Sorry to hear about your friend. The quote in the beginning is amazing, ‘Be the change you want to see in the world.’ If every person did this the world would be a much happier and safer place. Thanks for doing this. ❤ xx

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