Not everything goes as we wish it to, not as planned, yet if we do not give life a go, if we cannot be giving, yet humble, strong yet ever the meek, we just will not have lived.
What have you done lately for yourSELF? One small thing a day is all you need to do..and don't say you haven't the time to do whatever it is... NOW is the time .. no time like the now :)
Well, I have to remember this fact myself you know, and I make no excuses.. I am a busy Mum, and a busy wife and a busy nurse.
I am blessed to be in the job I am in. Sure, I worked my backside off to get here, and I work it off when I am at work..and yet, if I won the lotto I would still want to do what it is I love. Despite they way I am treated by some patients and some relatives. Yes, despite all of that. Yet it is the absolute positives I have been privileged to receive from patients, relatives and colleagues that also keep me going. The other thing is, I do not know any other job that allows me to either be there at the beginning of a life and at the very end of life (well, this life as we know it). A nurse is that person.
I discussed this with a lovely man who was at bedside vigil of his lovely wife for two nights.We agreed that it is a tough job, yet a privileged job also. You cannot get to this point through luck, it is kind of earned. We also concurred that a person makes a choice as to if they die alone or with someone at their bedside, and also, whom they will be with at the end. That is if it is not a trauma or something.
We two were chosen, and it is a moment that never leaves you... we were sad yet relieved at the same time. You do not realise how much you can learn about a person in two nights as I did.