I'm thankful for being able to say that I still have two living parents, all three of my siblings, children, and grandchildren (family
)! I'm also not only thankful, but grateful that I have been blessed to be able to take care of my mother, because of my career, when nobody else in the family could...no matter how inconvenient it was/is to my personal life/professional career. That's my mom, you know?
I'm thankful for excellent health: 50+ years (adding another one come January) on this earth and on no medications whatsoever...truly been blessed!
I'm thankful that throughout the many years of celebrations, successes, stress, heartache, disappointments, (you name it!), I've maintained my faith and belief in God, and as such, have yet to pick up a first-ever alcoholic drink. I'm thankful for strength.
This, by the way, gives my brothers new and challenging ways to engage in the "who's going to be the one to trick 'BSNbeDONE' into taking that first drink" annual get-together. Mind you, as I've said many times on this forum, I trust no one
...not even them.
I'm just really thankful for every new day, and for the opportunity help someone each and every day. We don't all have people that worship the ground we walk on in our career. For those who don't worship my ground, I'm thankful for the opportunity to give them my absence. (Go Float Pool!!)
. I've covered family, career, patients...what else? Oh yes, I'm thankful for allnurses.com for allowing all types of nurses to come here and share there experiences. From so many of you, I've learned so much....even the new grads. Your testimonies here help me to better serve and advise the new grads that I actually come in contact with on the job. For the experienced nurses, I continue to learn from you and I hope I've shared a tidbit or two that you can take with you, whether you use it or keep it in mind as to what not to do. Hey, nobody's perfect. And finally, I'm thankful for such an active (sometimes, too active) sense of humor. Life is far too serious to be taken seriously...all the time.
All kidding aside, I'm in a good place in life, I have my head on straight in these trying times, and I'm able to be there for those less fortunate. I am really and truly thankful. Happy Thanksgiving season, Everyone!