We bow with respect to our wonderful nurses who are putting their life at risk to help and save our patients, especially amidst this Corona Virus crisis. Your bravery, your sacrifices, your kindness, and your service deserve all our respect and gratitude. You are our unsung heroes. International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world each year on the 12th of May- the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. Nurses’ Day provides an opportunity to mark the contribution of the nursing staff. Thus reflect on the vital work they do every day.
With 2020 being International Year of the Nurses and Midwife, the 200th anniversary of Nightingale’s birth, this year was gearing up to be the biggest celebration, though. But 2020 will now be a very different occasion as nursing staff across the world stand united in responding to the global Corona Virus rife.
LET ME TELL YOU A TRUE STORY. SO BELOW IS THE CONVERSATION BETWEEN A MAN AND A NURSE:
Somebody asked, “You are a nurse? That is cool. I wanted to do that when I was a kid. How much do you make?”
The Nurse replied, “How much do I make? I can make holding your hand seem like the most important thing in the world when you’re scared. I can make your child breathe when they stop. I can help your father survive a heart attack. I can make myself wake up at 5 a.m. to make sure your mother has the medicine she needs to live. I work all day to save the life of strangers. I make my family wait for the dinner until I know your family member is taken care of. I make myself skip lunch so that I can make sure everything I did for your wife today is charted. I make myself work weekends and holidays because people do not just get sick Monday to Friday. Today, I might save your life. How much do I make? All I know is I make a feel difference “.
WHAT IS NURSING MEANS TO A NURSE?
Nurse: “Nursing is a part of my soul, and I am so blessed to call myself a nurse. Nursing changed my life forever. And I cherish every moment of it. To me, Nursing offers a world of possibilities, which is why I have never wanted to remain stagnant. As the profession evolves, I must evolve with it, making sure that I continue preparing myself to deliver the best care for my patients. While simultaneously paving the paths for future nurses. I will continue on this path wherever God leads me, always ready to serve with humility and Compassion. “
This profession requires so much Compassion, grace, and resilience. And this year, the year of the Nurse really requires it all and then some. We salute all the nurses on the frontline providing direct patient care to corona virus-positive patients. And those throughout the health care system doing the important work of keeping the health care system going.
A SMALL TRIBUTE TO OUR UNSUNG WARRIORS:
Nurses are truly Heroes doing a Job that most couldn’t do. Healing is their mission, and Compassion is their power. Through the dark times, they SMILE, and their light shines through. Courageous and ready for action with tender loving care during any darkest hour. Without Fuss, they take good care of us; they comfort with professionalism. Kind words and listening ears; Showing the best of humanity and helping to ease anxiety. Warming every heart with kindness and hiding their own worries and fears. Displaying Patience with Patients in moments of Frustration, they fully deserve our Appreciation. Always there in sickness and health, for better or worse. They were working so hard Day and night to make things alright. Proving love and caring is the essence of life. IT TAKES A SPECIAL PERSON TO BE A NURSE.
WE HEARTILY SALUTE AND SEND LOVE TO OUR UNSUNG WORRIERS.
Nurses day is of one Day, but nurses stand beside us 24/7 every day. THANK YOU, WARRIORS.