Whether we like it or not we are all born for a purpose- to make an impact to the lives of others and the world. There are times that we sigh and say “I never get what I want, never want what I get, never have what I like and I don’t like what I have, I want something else.” With this mentality we can make poor decisions and create chaos in our lives. When things don’t go the way we want, we blame other people. We love to blame the president on the downfall of our economy, which is holding us down.
Most of the time we simply don’t realize what we’ve got and instead we focus on what we are missing. There is a lingering emptiness within if we are not grateful for the blessings we have each day. The simple satisfaction I feel as a nurse, a wife and human is by embracing my vocation as a calling to love and care. I am very much aware that my love is never an assurance that I will be appreciated back. I am just happy to render my humble service to the people that need it most and try not to blame anybody for whatever misery life brings me. I have so much love within me that nothing is impossible no matter what. Appreciated or not, I go on and find satisfaction through my daily deeds.
Some people may ask me how I do it? Well, very simple; I try not to expect that the love I have shared will be reciprocated in return. When managing people I also don’t nag them like prisoners. I trust that they are humans with initiatives and capable of doing their job correctly and promptly. I lead as a role model. I treat them the way I want to be treated. In a career, don’t’ go for prestige; go for the vocation that your heart tells you. Looks can deceive, wealth fades away; real happiness is deep within the satisfaction each one of us deserves.
I sometimes think that having these values affects me emotionally. I want other people to be happy like me all the time. I think that it take only a simple smile to make someone happy. There’s nothing wrong with putting myself in others’ shoes to make things right. I consider that if it hurts me it probably hurts others too. A simple touch, an extra minute will make someone feel they are care for. My career, my calling, my happy patients, family and friends chained together towards my happiness and perfect health, my simple satisfactions in life. That is my reason to live.
I heard other people say that they could never be a nurse or a family person because of the nature of it. If they really believe that it will never happen for them it won’t, because to be one takes a devotion and spirit of love. What makes me the happiest person is not because I have the best of everything. I make the most of everything that comes along my way. Every day is a new day and a Thanksgiving. I embrace every sorrow, hardship and happiness heartily and appreciate the importance of it towards daily life to make me stronger and to share a larger contributor to society.