Wednesday, March 11, 2015
What Speed are you traveling....
A recent photo of my Grandfather's old barn! I've posted pictures in the past of this barn...but I never, ever get tired of seeing pictures of it.
There is more to life than increasing it's speed. ~Gandhi
I saw examples of this first hand....during my stay at the hospital.
On Saturday, I had a precious nurse who demonstrated the values of slowing down and living life, in a calming and productive way.
Her name? Sister M. and she comes from the Country of Poland. How very Blessed I was to have her caring for me that day.
You know me.....I wanted to rush my getting up. I wanted to rush my coming home. At first....I did not bother to allow Sister M's words to reach the depths of my understanding. She gently explained to me the importance of doing this in a certain way, as well as doing that at a slower pace.
Not me.... although I hold not a LVN degree, nor a RN degree....I figured just being ME, entitled me to know everything.
Needless to say, within a few minutes of Sister M leaving my room...I found myself pushing the button, needing her to come back in my room, to help me take care of something that she directed me not to do in the first place! Are any of the rest of you stubborn like this??
In her gentleness, she calmly helped me and gave me a big huge, loving smile.
This is no ordinary lady. She earned her nursing degree in Poland, however.....when she came to the United States, her degree meant NOTHING. She did not speak English and so her huge challenge of living in the US began by going back to school. She not only learned to speak our language, but she also earned her 2nd degree in Nursing.
I have to admire someone who takes on a challenge like this and not only finishes with her 2nd degree.....but is able to do so in such a way that other's benefit from her hard work.
I saw in her, wisdom from what she was taught as a nurse in Poland. She did not rush...she took her time in tending to me and I felt her heartfelt desire to help ease my pain and to help me in my healing process.
Some of her ways were so simple....yet so essential for my care.
Try to get to know others by gaining an understanding of their world....
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