3. Love Is All You Need
Compassion is the one trait that all the best nurses have in common. While you show love to others, don’t forget to be open to the love that others have to share with you! The ancient philosophers had a way of putting things concisely when it came to this topic.
“One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.”
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”
4. Beauty from Pain
Pain is a universal part of the human condition. You know this better than anyone. Take that pain and turn it into something worthwhile. That might be just the inspiration that others need to do the same.
“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it.”
“I feel that we have divinity within us, and the more we express the good part of our lives, the more the divine within us expresses itself.”
“Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.”
“Face your life, its pain, its pleasure, leave no path untaken.”
5. Go Your Own Way
Speaking of the path not taken, nursing wouldn’t exist in its current form if not for women who refused to conform. May you do the same…or different. There’s a reason nurses are known for being strong-minded!
“If you want a thing done, go; if not, send.”
“Economy, prudence and a simple life are the sure masters of need, and will often accomplish that which their opposites, with a fortune at hand, will fail to do.”
“I attribute my success to this—I never gave or took any excuse.”
“The task of organizing human happiness needs the active cooperation of man and woman: It ca'nnot be relegated to one half of the world.”
6. Take a Fool’s Advice
Of all the rules to live by, keeping a sense of humor is probably the most important. On that note, here are some statements that are funny because they’re true.
“Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you incredibly annoying.”
“I personally think we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain.”
“If you think you are too small to make a difference, you have never spent a night with a mosquito in your tent.”
“There are three steps to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.”