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new love

There’s a new love in my life and this song/video is it: I love this remake of the Sarah McLachlan song Silence by esOterica.  Unfortunately, the rest of their music isn’t doin it for me.  Too heavy.  Here’s a good Sarah McLachlan song I like too.  I heard it driving home with a friend after my first day of nursing clinicals 11 years ago and it will always remind me of that day and the patient I had.  This grumpy old man who hadn’t showered in ages- he let us get him in the shower and give him a good bath.  All of the nurses at the nursing home were shocked.  It was a good day.  The first nursing bath you give someone will leave you soaking wet and laughing.  I’ve seen many a new nurse do the same thing and feel the same accomplishment since.


You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments or publicity. — O.A. Battista The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our disposition, and not our circumstances. – Martha Washington How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these. — George Washington Carver The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen. — Elizabeth Kubler Ross   Do you know of Elizabeth Kubler Ross?  I learned of her in nursing school.  A remarkable woman.  Firstly, she became a doctor (Psychiatrist) in the 1950’s which was an …