Each Day is a gift! A phrase that I have said often but rings more true now than any other time I have said it! Nurses are meant to fix things, it’s just what we do! WE have a patient with a low blood pressure and give them some fluids to fix the problem. All is well!But what do you do when it’s nothing that can be fixed?
One of my colleagues and friends was recently diagnosed with cancer. It was pretty advanced so he was given less than a year to live. They did some treatments and he seemed to do better until he wasn’t and now at 42 years old is fighting a hard battle as he spends the his last days with his wife.
When I try to put this fact into perspective all I can see is that a friend whom is only nine years my senior will soon take his last breath! He went from healthy to terminal in three seconds flat. In nine years I will have a 15,13 and 10-year-old and the thought of not being around for them is unimaginable!
Do not take each day for granted. Work, pay the bills but make the little moments count. Tell your loved ones you love them, even when you do not like them. Kiss your husband goodnight. Hug your kids good-bye. embarrass them until there is no tomorrow.
Don’t go to bed angry or regret not saying I love you! Show up to the important stuff and ask forgiveness if you miss the little stuff. Play ball with your son, dance in the middle of the restaurant even with everyone watching! If your little princess wants you to dance, then you dance!
These moments will not last forever and they will pass you by. Enjoy it while you can because you never know when it will be your last.