Gratitude for Nurses

The Joyful Nurse is wishing you and your families the very best Thanksgiving. Give thanks. Enjoy your family. Know that you are appreciated.

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

I am grateful everyday for this profession full of compassion and opportunities every day to make a difference in the lives of my patients. I am grateful for my co-workers at Kaiser who are willing to lend a hand in every situation. And mostly I am grateful for my patients who brighten my day just as much as I brighten theirs.

The Heart Of A Nurse  

Nurses are compassionate and caring,
With love in their hearts for all.
Forever extending a heart of mercy,
Always there when there is call.
Endless hours they stand on their feet,
Wondering did I do my best
To help this patient get through this illness,
Ease their pain so they can rest.
In their hearts you hear God’s whisper
Through a nurse he sends his love.
Ever sensitive, kind and caring,
Souls as pure as a snow white dove.
Angel yes, she tends to be,
For her presence comforts me.
Concern for the sick shows on her face,
Her gentle touch, my fears erase. 

–Pauline Hamblin



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