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    The World Is A Puzzle, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories

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    There was a man who had a little boy that he loved very much. Everyday after work the man would come home and play with the little boy. He would always spend all of his extra time playing with the little boy.

    One night, while the man was at work, he realized that he had extra work to do for the evening, and that he wouldn't be able to play with his little boy. But, he wanted to be able to give the boy something to keep him busy. So, looking around his office, he saw a magazine with a large map of the world on the cover. He got an idea. He removed the map, and then patiently tore it up into small pieces. Then he put all the pieces in his coat pocket.

    When he got home, the little boy came running to him and was ready to play. The man explained that he had extra work to do and couldn't play just now, but he led the little boy into the dining room, and taking out all the pieces of the map, he spread them on the table. He explained that it was a map of the world, and that by the time he could put it back together, his extra work would be finished, and they could both play. Surely this would keep the child busy for hours, he thought.

    About half an hour later the boy came to the man and said, "Okay, it's finished. Can we play now?"

    The man was surprised, saying, "That's impossible. Let's go see." And sure enough, there was the picture of the world, all put together, every piece in its place.

    The man said, "That's amazing! How did you do that?" The boy said, "It was simple. On the back of the page was a picture of Jesus. When I put Jesus together the whole world fell into place."

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    feel good story for the day!Thank you very much for posting this inspiring and touching story

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    thanks! another very inspiring work..

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    Life Is
    By Mother Teresa

    Life is an opportunity; benefit from it.
    Life is a beauty; admire it.
    Life is a dream; realize it.
    Life is a challenge; meet it.
    Life is a duty; complete it.
    Life is a game; play it.
    Life is a promise; fulfill it.
    Life is sorrow; overcome it.
    Life is a song; sing it.
    Life is a struggle; accept it.
    Life is a tragedy; confront it.
    Life is an adventure; dare it.
    Life is luck; make it.
    Life is life; fight for it!

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    Hey thats really good. Thanks for that. Very inspirational.
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    Life can be hard at times, and we all need encouraging reminders of the hope and promise each day can bring.

    The more we take time to appreciate life, the more we realize what an incredible journey we are on.

    Some of the poems below have a carpe diem or seize the day theme.

    Other poems emphasis our ability to control the direction and destiny of our lives. If we set our course for success, we will achieve it.

    I hope you find these selections enjoyable and enlightening.

    Insignificant matters take up so much of our time, but once in awhile we step back, look at the big picture, and things start to make sense - a purpose appears.

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    It's good to start your day with this prayer.

    I dedicate myself to thee,
    0 Lord, my God, this work I undertake
    Alone in thy great name, and for thy sake.
    In ministering to suffering I would learn
    The sympathy that in thy heart did burn.
    Take, then, mine eyes, and teach them to perceive
    The ablest way each sick one to relieve.
    Guide thou my hands, that e'en their touch may prove
    The gentleness and aptness born of love.
    Bless thou my feet, and while they softly tread
    May faces smile on many a sufferer's bed.
    Touch thou my lips, guide thou my tongue,
    Give me a work in sermon for each one.
    Clothe me with patience, strength all tasks to bear,
    Crown me with hope and love, which know no fear,
    And faith, that coming face to face with death
    Shall e'en inspire with joy the dying breath.
    All through the arduous day my actions guide,
    All through the lonely night watch by my side,
    So I shall wake refreshed, with strength to pray,
    Work in me, through me, with me, Lord, this day.

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    I would like to share this poem:

    The Cute Little Lady in The Pink Sweater
    By Dawn Maselli, RN

    They can take my meal away before I'm done
    They can talk to me like I'm dumb
    They can refer to me as a "Feeder"
    Fluff me up to make me look neater
    They talk about me like I'm not Here
    They address me as "honey" "cutie and "dear".
    But there are things they can't do to me
    As they insult my dignity
    Oh there are things they can't do to me
    They can't take away my memories
    My Roles through this life cement my presence
    With withered mind they call senescence
    I am rich in culture, wisdom and knowledge
    That medical people can't learn in college
    I am a mother, a sister, a historian, a wife
    I have mastered many roles throughout my life
    I created warm meals in my day
    I wiped my children's tears away
    I cared for a close knit family
    Who look up to and value me
    And now I master another role
    Dependent patient with golden soul
    If just one of "them" would sit with me
    I'd share with them this history
    And if one would stay awhile
    I'd teach them that I'm still God's child.
    They are so busy this I know
    I have aged and have gotten slow
    This I must share in written word
    I may not be seen but I will be heard
    They say I'm anxious, noisy and loud
    This life has taught me not to be too proud
    I am too many things to capture in a letter
    I am so much more than the lady in the pink sweater
    If you've listened from the start
    I may help you find your heart.

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    So there I was, having a tough night in the ER. Five PTs, couple of belly pains, acute pancreatitis, intractable pain (not drug seeker but the real thing d/t spinal stenosis) and yes, one actual drug seeker (great actor though). Orders coming in simultaneously, docs calling to give more orders, call bells going off, charting being done on scrap paper for later input into the computer, you know, the usual new grad time management spin and futz.

    Actually get to d/c one of the belly pains. She’s developmentally and physically disabled, very pleasant, just has a full plate medically so to speak. Everything’s done and her aide is starting to wheelchair her out when the PT yells, “Wait, I forgot say goodbye to {insert my 1st name}!”

    The aide wheels her over to me and the PT grabs my hand and tells me how nice I was, how well I treated her and that she was glad I had been her nurse. All I could say was “you’re welcome.” Anything else and I probably would’ve teared up. She then leaves. I turn around, and the medical director, charge nurse and other staff are standing there smiling at me.

    And magically, everything fell into place after that. Got everybody else admitted or discharged, finished up my charting and left on time. As Travolta said in Broken Arrow, “Ain’t it cool?”

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