Moments of Gratefulness

Firstly, to all my viewers, thank you for your patience as I took a six month “sabbatical” so to say to catch my breath in the midst of all the wonderful things God has blessed me with this year. This has by far been the best year of my life. I am overjoyed and needed to take some time to soak in every moment as I planned a wedding, and more importantly planned a life with my best friend and now husband, Frank.

Last week I went to a bible study on gratefulness, and what better time than November and Thanksgiving season to remember all the things worthy of praise! Although blogging is a hobby, nursing is my life’s work. And as I take a look at my nursing career and my current employment there is so much to be thanksful for. Isn’t it so much easier to join in the complaining and grumbling at work, than to focus on the positive? For some reason, negativity is contagious and positivity takes a fair amount of mindfulness.

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So what are you grateful for in your current position? I’ve complied a short list as a reflection of my blessings at work, but really it could go on and on.

My co-workers who bring such, joy, support, and laughter
My view of the sunrise over the palm trees and mountains in the morning
Daily opportunities to be compassionate to my patients
The chance to be the hands and feet of Jesus in a nursing role
French. Vanilla. Creamer.
Beautiful workplace environment
Vacation days being granted
Self scheduling to work around my busy life
My husband waiting for me at home who understands and listens

Another thing I’m grateful for?

YOU! Yes, you. Thank you for reading today and showing me that people care about my work with The Joyful Nurse. May this be an encouragement to you today.

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

It’s good to be back,

Christina

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