I asked for Strength,
And was given Difficulties to make me strong.
I asked for Wisdom,
And was given Problems to solve.
I asked for Prosperity,
And was given a Brain and Brawn to work.
I asked for Courage,
And was given Danger to overcome.
I asked for Love,
And was given Troubled people to help.
I asked for Favors,
And was given Opportunities.
I received nothing I wanted...
I received everything I needed.
A Nurse's Wish To be a nurse requires dedication, with years of study and preparation. I pray for guidance and humbly ask that I will do well at this chosen task. When illness strikes or pain demands, and a life is placed within my hands, give me compassion, knowledge and skill to do the things that comfort and heal.
Suffering makes patients' fears grow worse and they seek reassurance from their nurse. Help me see things from their point of view and always know what is best to do.
May I have a part in some small way, in restoring good health to someone today. Let my work be all that I want it to be; I ask the Great Healer to work through me.
A Nurse is More ©
A Nurse is more, Why?
Though nobody, can say why, for sure,
Nurse's desire, for service, is pure.
Not for themselves, it has to be for others.
A life dedicated, to their sisters and their brothers.
A Nurse is more, How?
Through reserves, of strength, care and love,
Nurses take their lead, from the power above.
Above and beyond, their duty comes first.
Their patient's needs paramount, before even hunger and thirst.
A Nurse is more, When?
When we need them the most, at our times of ill,
Nurses come through, with their care and goodwill.
When we feel we can't go on, and wish, to give up the ghost.
That's when our Nurses, give it their most.
A Nurse is more, Where?
In the hospital, the battlefield, the clinic, the home and hospice,
Nurses are there, in the ER, the OR, the workplace, and medical office.
Where we are, to go for our care, thankfully, we find Nurses there.
Aging, sick, fearful, weary, we turn to Nurses, and know they care.
A Nurse is More,
A Nurse is more, much more than all we've said, or all we can say,
other than, to acknowledge the Nurses, who so brighten our day.
In gratitude, we thank Nurses, their willingness to serve, we find so appealing,
bringing to us, their comfort, wisdom, compassion and healing.
~Copyright © 1999 Richard G. Shuster