Thank a Nurse today!

There has been much discussion about healthcare reform and the rising costs of healthcare, over the past few days and months.  And there’s much to be reformed!  But before you get all riled up about the big Pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies and Medicare … lmaybe we should take a moment to recognize the “people”who are the healthcare industry.  The people who are day in and day out actually caring for our health!nurses

Did you know that today is International Nurses Day?   Nurses… I believe that nurses are the true heart and the real backbone of our healthcare system.

The International Council of Nurses has been celebrating Nurses Day since 1965.  However, May12th -which is the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth – was established as International Nurses Day and now it is celebrated around the world.

When my mom was battling cancer, she had some of the most wonderful nurses.  They not only cared for her, but they cared about her. From the nurses in the doctor’s office, the hospital nurses, the home health nurses, to the Hospice nurses; each one was a special person who cared about their patient – my mother.

As you go about your day, remember the nurses who have cared for you, your family, your children, your friends.  If you personally know a nurse, make sure you thank them and recognize their efforts.  The long shifts, the emotional and physical strain, the red tape and paperwork.  It’s not an easy job and often a thankless job.

So, thank a nurse today… we’ll argue and debate healthcare reform tomorrow!


Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don’t know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you’re tired and weary,
because it means you’ve made a difference.

It’s easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who
are also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings.

~~Author Unknown.~~