Being a nurse takes a lot out of you. Our genuine love to help others, serve others, care for others, and help their day a little better is what makes us happy doing what we are doing. There so much that we do for our patients, for our co-workers, and for our family. It takes incredibly hard work, long hours, compassion, love, empathy, brain, and skills, and honestly, we don’t get thank enough, we know that.
Nonetheless, take a step back and think of all the lives you have able to touch and made a difference in. The smile you have put into someone’s face. The wisdom you learned listening to their stories. The tears you shed when you have been touched by others’ story of healing and devastations or the cycle of healing and devastations. The things you learned when you are surrounded by challenges. The support and friendship you found from the people who shared your passion. The preceptors and leaders who shaped and influenced you to be the best of a nurse that you can be.
It is a week to celebrate you, to celebrate us, and the fellow nurses in our lives. Let’s take it in because once it’s over we have to wait a whole year. Grab a coffee, close your eyes, and give yourself a little pat on the back. You are as amazing as the care and teamwork that you embody. Thank you for all that you do!
Happy Nurse’s Week, fellow Nurses!
Explorer of the unknown.