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    The More You Give, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories


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    The more you give, the more you get
    The more you laugh, the less you fret.

    The more you do unselfishly
    The more you live abundantly.

    The more of everything you share,
    The more you'll always have to spare.

    The more you love, the more you'll find
    That life is good and friends are kind.

    For only what we give away,
    Enriches us from day to day.

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    It's nice to read this composition. Thanks.

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    I love this one:

    When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,

    When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
    When the funds are low and the debts are high,
    And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
    When care is pressing you down a bit-
    Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
    Life is queer with its twists and turns,

    As every one of us sometimes learns,
    And many a fellow turns about
    When he might have won had he stuck it out.
    Don't give up though the pace seems slow -
    You may succeed with another blow.
    Often the goal is nearer than

    It seems to a faint and faltering man;
    Often the struggler has given up
    Whe he might have captured the victor's cup;
    And he learned too late when the night came down,
    How close he was to the golden crown.
    Success is failure turned inside out -

    The silver tint in the clouds of doubt,
    And you never can tell how close you are,
    It might be near when it seems afar;
    So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -
    It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.

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    I have a story to share-it doesn’t relate to any one patient but to a group. I used to be a float nurse and have now been based on MBU for a year and a half. I am bilingual in Spanish but not what I consider fluent. It seemed obvious to me that we were missing an opportunity for teaching an entire population of our patients. Some Hispanic moms register for prenatal classes but I’m told as time goes on, fewer attend in the end. We send our moms home with discharge instructions and a Spanish booklet after they view their video. However, there was no plan of care for them explaining what to expect from us while they were hospitalized. I developed, with the help of Eva Valenzuela, RN, MBU, some Spanish communication tools for bedside use by patients and staff in the hope of enhancing communication, teaching a standard plan of care for vaginal and cesarean deliveries, and improving patient outcomes. Feedback so far seems to be good. It feels good to contribute to the unit. My hope is that both staff and patients benefit as a result.
    - Connie Caban, RN
    Mother-Baby Unit

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    Hearts of Gold by Sherry York

    There are times in our lives when we sit down and wonder where our lives will lead us.
    Sometimes we get so caught up in our jobs that we forget what we truly represent.
    We get frustrated, aggravated, pushed to the limits and so mentally tired that we feel what is the use in being a Nurse.
    But then someone gives us a weak smile or holds our hand and may say "thank you, you are so special."
    The we feel the warmth growing in our hearts.
    All the bad feelings disappear and replaced by the core values that we present:
    human dignity, compassion, dedication, integrity, stewardship, leadership and excellence.
    So when the bad feelings begin to show take the times to say this prayer:
    Lord, help me to bring comfort where there is pain.
    Courage where there is despair.
    Acceptance when the end is near.
    A touch gentle with tenderness, patience, and love.
    And, always remember, all Nurses are truly blessed.
    For you see --- God gave of Hearts of Gold.

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    The Heart Of A Nurse

    Nurses are compassionate and caring,
    With love in their hearts for all.
    Forever extending a heart of mercy,
    Always there when there is call.
    Endless hours they stand on their feet,
    Wondering, “Did I do my best
    To help this patient get through this illness,
    Ease their pain so they can rest?”
    In their hearts you hear God’s whisper
    Through a nurse he sends his love.
    Ever sensitive, kind and caring,
    Souls as pure as a snow white dove.
    Angel, yes, she tends to be,
    For her presence comforts me.
    Concern for the sick shows on her face,
    Her gentle touch, my fears erase.

    —Pauline Hamblin

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    Lori Mesko, a registered nurse at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich., is no different than any other amazing nurse. But she is special in that she’s getting a little media kudos for the way in which she treated a recent patient!

    Mesko told The Huffington Post in an email that she’s always wanted to take care of others. “Growing up with a older mother who was sick quite often made me realize I wanted to be a nurse,” she wrote to the site.

    Last month, Mesko was treating an elderly patient, Marjorie Fisher. The patient’s daughter, Peggy Fisher-Kmieciak, had posted on the hospital’s website that her mom was having a tough time. Her potassium level was dangerously high and, left untreated, could have caused her heart to stop beating. The doctor was able to prescribe a medicine, taken in drink form, that would significantly help her out. But Fisher resisted.

    Like any good nurse, Mesko gently encouraged Fisher to take her medicine. While Fisher wasn’t responding to the requests, she did admire Mesko’s bracelet and pointed it out to her daughter.

    “Just then it felt right to tell her she could have the bracelet if she agreed to take all of her medications,” Mesko said.

    “With a twinkle in her eye, Lori made a deal with Mom. She could have the bracelet only if she would drink the whole glass of medicine. Mom’s face lit up, and she took that glass and downed the whole thing,” Fisher-Kmieciak wrote to The Huffington Post.

    Mesko gave her the bracelet right away, which Fisher never took off while at the hospital. She went on to become a resident of the Botsford Commons Continuing Care Center. “Mom doesn’t really need jewelry in the nursing home,” Fisher-Kmieciak wrote, so she tried to return the bracelet.

    “Peggy [Fisher-Kmieciak] and her sister were kind loving daughters engaged in their mother’s care,” Mesko said. “I believe Peggy returning the bracelet was her way of thanking me and making me feel special.”

    Eventually, Mesko did take her bracelet back.

    “Each time she wears it, she’ll remember what she did to help a frail, elderly patient to accept treatment,” Fisher-Kmieciak wrote to The Huffington Post.

    “The bracelet was given to me from a friend, as a gift, in the time of need,” Mesko said, “and it felt right to give it to Marjorie in her time of need.”

    Nurses, what do you think of Nurse Mesko’s actions? What special methods have you used to treat patients?

    Source: Huffington Post

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    My mother who had been a RN in Taiwan came to the United States to give us a better life. With her degree in Taiwan, she was able to take the RN test in the US; however, due to language barriers, she was not able to obtain her RN license. Instead, she became a LVN. For the past twenty or so years, she has been working as a dedicated graveyard shift LVN. But her mindset was always at becoming a RN.

    She studied whenever she had time and took the NCLEX many times but never passed. But her failures did not stop her from achieving high. She said to us that she will keep trying ‘til the day she dies. The moment has finally come. She just passed her RN test!!! Even though she is 57 years old now, she has taught us something important in life. Don’t give up! Reach high and someday your dream can come true.

    Two years ago, I decided to follow in my mother’s footsteps of becoming a nurse. After having completed my prerequisites and sending in my applications, I am just crossing my fingers now and hoping I will get accepted somewhere soon.

    For those people who doubt themselves, all I can say is that the fear of failing and constant doubting yourself will not help you in reaching your goal. It is the risk that we never took in life that we regret the most. Good luck to all of you!!

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    If you can bring a special understanding
    To all of those entrusted to your care

    And meet their needs, no matter how demanding
    With patience and energy to spare;

    If you can lend each task your full devotion,
    And always try to listen and to cheer,

    If you can learn to understand emotion,
    And comfort others just by being near;

    If you look forward with anticipation
    to meeting special challenges each day,

    If you keep your faith and dedication
    Whenever disappointment comes your way;

    If you take pride in giving your profession
    The finest skills and talents you possess,

    Then all your dreams and goals will find expression
    And, as a nurse, you’ll be a great success.

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    The Heart Of A Nurse
    Nurses are compassionate and caring,
    With love in their hearts for all.
    Forever extending a heart of mercy,
    Always there when there is call.
    Endless hours they stand on their feet,
    Wondering, “Did I do my best
    To help this patient get through this illness,
    Ease their pain so they can rest?”
    In their hearts you hear God’s whisper
    Through a nurse he sends his love.
    Ever sensitive, kind and caring,
    Souls as pure as a snow white dove.
    Angel, yes, she tends to be,
    For her presence comforts me.
    Concern for the sick shows on her face,
    Her gentle touch, my fears erase.

    —Pauline Hamblin

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