Here's something I got at work today. It's an adition to my earlier thread response about cheap employers.
Every nurse received a lunch bag that said "I'm Appreciated" Inside there were several little items and this letter.
In honor of Nurse's Appreciation Week: virtual nurses survival kit: Lifesavers-to remind you of the many times you've helped others. Snickers-to remind you that laughter is the best medicine. Candle-a remembrance of Florence & all those 11-7 shifts.
Tissue--to dry those tears-yours & others
Starburst-for that burst of energy you'll need at the end of the day. Button-to remind you that sometimes you must button your lip.
Lollipop--to help you lick everyones problems.
Marbles-to replace the ones you lost when they "capped" you.
Hand lotion-to remind you that you too need a little TLC, & to wash your hands.
Bell-to remind you that not all music is a call light.
Bandaid--to remind you of the hands on care you give.
Mounds-to remind you of all the charting left to finish.
Hugs&kisses--take one q.i.d. because you deserve them.
Playing cards--to help you read minds & figure out what that Doctor really means by that order.
All items were put in this bag. I think that my new employer does in fact appreciate the work we nurses do.