Nurse Nathy Posts

Nothing is Better or Worse than Anything

scenicA nurse’s calling is our vocation and it is not for everyone. We all have our unique interests and talents in life. No matter what career we have, we feel compelled to do our best- to contribute in some way to make the world a better place.  We have to ask ourselves, “What benefit there is there to be in the field we are in? Are we happy to do what we do? Or, or do we just keep going to collect a paycheck?”

Nurses need to be strong inside and out. We must to be able to smile no matter how we are being treated. With the ACA passed and customer satisfaction survey results now published and freely available on the Internet, Healthcare Providers are under unprecedented pressure to perform. Nurses are expected to give 200% service to increase customer satisfaction and loyalty. We have to be detail oriented and respond quickly when the need arises. It’s so stressful, but we radiate what we feel inside. It shows on our face and we may not even realize it. We are human like every single one of us, we are not perfect yet we can make a difference by continuing to move forward in gratitude even we have the most chaotic day or night- even when everyone around us are all are finding faults and complaining instead of helping to make it better. The greatest lesson to remember is to take ownership of the responsibility and never blame anyone else for the failures.

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A Meaningful Struggle

ChallengeWe are all created equal and by all means we are expected to treat others as we want to be treated as well. Humanity consists of different races, colors, shapes and sizes- and we are all equal no matter where we live under the sun. Likewise, we all share this physical space, and our actions do tend to affect each another in various ways. It seems that no matter how hard we work to live life to the fullest, we sometimes encounter evil people that are not happy about the positive energy in others.

As fate would have it, I wound up in the so called the “melting pot” of the world and I have experienced great opportunity and also great cruelty from small people; who, for as much as they want success, it has proven elusive to them for whatever reason so instead of improving themselves they have chosen to push others down to satisfy their need for significance. I am grateful for the contrast that these small people bring, and the big challenges they create for themselves and those around them.  Those challenges create opportunities for us to grow wiser, stronger, bigger.

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Challenges I Couldn’t Understand

VictoryLife is great, no matter what, but there are times that we think we are trapped and left without a choice. As a working nurse, mother and a wife I need to balance everything to be effective. Keeping my energy positive is essential to function well or else everything piles up and becomes chaotic. The magnetic force of negativity lures us in. We must use our willpower to be stronger and focus on solutions instead of problems to avoid derailment of our dreams. Giving up when life presses us will not solve the issues, it will just make it worse.

As humans we all have our goals and hopes that things will get better the next day, week and year. As a nurse, I should be flexible with my routines and be able to handle everything. From time to time I feel disappointed that things don’t go the way I expect them to.  I am grateful that I am strong and collected to face today’s opportunities and carry on for a better tomorrow.

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