Time for New Beginnings. . . . . . . . . .
"This is a time for reflection as well as celebration.
As you look back on the past year and all that has taken place in your life,
Remember each experience for the good that has come of it and for the knowledge you have gained.
Remember the efforts you have made and the goals you have reached.
Remember the love you have shared and the happiness you have brought.
Remember the laughter, the joy, the hard work, and the tears.
And as you reflect on the past year, also be thinking of the new one to come.
Because most importantly, this is a time of new beginnings and the celebration of life."
- Taylor Addison
Sunday, December 31, 2006
Friday, December 29, 2006
To Start A New Year. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
"A new year is unfolding—like a blossom with petals curled tightly concealing the beauty within.
Lord, let this year be filled with the things that are truly good—with the comfort of warmth in our relationships, with the strength to help those who need our help and the humility and openness to accept help from others.
As we make our resolutions for the year ahead, let us go forward with great hope that all things can be possible—with Your help and guidance."
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Let this coming year be better than all the others. Vow to do some of the things you've always wanted to do but couldn't find the time. Call up a forgotten friend. Drop an old grudge, and replace it with some pleasant memories. Vow not to make a promise you don't think you can keep. Walk tall, and smile more. You'll look ten years younger. Don't be afraid to say, 'I love you'. Say it again. They are the sweetest words in the world.
- Ann Landers
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Christmas gift suggestions:
To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.
- Oren Arnold
Peace on earth will come to stay,
When we live Christmas every day.
- Helen Steiner Rice
I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.
- Harlan Miller
Every time we love,
every time we give,
- Dale Evans
Saturday, December 23, 2006
A Nurse’s Christmas
"T’was the night before Christmas, and all thru the floor
Lasix was given, filling the foleys galore.
Stockings were worn to prevent emboli,
they came in two sizes, knee and thigh high.
The patients were nestled half-assed in their beds,
while visions of stool softeners danced in their heads.
We in our scrubs, and they in their gowns,
Fashions created to hide extra pounds.
When down in the ER it became such a zoo,
they called with admissions for me and for you.
They’re coming, they’re going, and they’re all looking the same.
My patience for patients is starting to wane.
Now call lights are ringing, the patient 400 pounds,
says - "Didn’t get my pericare, now send my nurse down."
And now delegation seems the best plan,
We try to send others, to the needs of this man.
When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But Santa himself and 8 tiny reindeer.
He says he comes from Central Supply,
To bring us LR, NS, and D5.
The doctors then scribbled what no one could read,
Orders for patients, to measure their pee.
We try to decipher illegible words, orders for patients,
to guaiac their turds.
The new shift arriving, our day is not through.
How did stool and emesis get in my shoe?We give them report and pass on the facts,
And tell them of duoderm lining all cracks.
And the nurses exclaim as they limp out of sight,
"Ativan to them all, and to all good night!!!"