I took my own advice with me to work today. My goal: to make sure every person I met had a better day because they saw me. I’m positive that I didn’t make every person feel better; however, finishing my shift with a two-thumbs up, combined with a beaming smile from one of my non-verbal patients, a bunch of “awesome“!’s from a seventy year old, along with a “you’re one hell of a nurse!” – made me feel pretty darn good. So maybe I didn’t end up making everyone smile, but what I gained from trying was priceless. I left my shift with exhausted feet and a fuzzy brain, but most importantly I left feeling good. I made a difference today. A difference that left me feeling better than how I started. A difference that will propel into my tomorrow, and the tomorrow’s after that.
The ripple effect. It starts with a goal and it starts with you.
Smile with your heart!