What quotations help you get through the day? - page 4

Hi everybody, I'm starting my first hospital job and am in the training program right now. Since I started nursing school I've found myself collecting quotations that help me get through the day.... Read More

  1. by   blueheaven
    Many of the common 12 step sayings are helpful to me. The serenity prayer is one.
    One day at a time. I modified this one to a second/minute/hour at a time depending on the circumstances.
    This too shall pass.
    Progress not perfection (I'm a perfectionist) As a new nurse this is a good one to remember.
    Cultivate an attitude of gratitude.
    Minds are like parachutes, they only work when open.
    The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well-LOL.

    ‎"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
    Albert Einstein
  2. by   NicuGal
    I say the serenity prayer a lot!!! It is my mantra!


    And when all else fails: put on your big girl panties and git 'er done!
  3. by   wcbembe
    Quote from blueheaven
    Many of the common 12 step sayings are helpful to me. The serenity prayer is one.
    One day at a time. I modified this one to a second/minute/hour at a time depending on the circumstances.
    This too shall pass.
    Progress not perfection (I'm a perfectionist) As a new nurse this is a good one to remember.
    Cultivate an attitude of gratitude.
    Minds are like parachutes, they only work when open.
    The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well-LOL.

    ‎"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
    Albert Einstein
    Thanks everyone for more quotes and I look forward to even more. To "blueheaven," I love your modification of the serenity prayer to the second/minute/hour. I sometimes find myself saying, "If I can get through the next second/minute/hour, then I'll be okay."

    Dave
  4. by   Pangea Reunited
    "It's all very complex. Or else it's very simple. Or perhaps both. Or neither."

    I've always found that one comforting.
  5. by   Do-over
    Others have already mentioned the Serenity Prayer. which is one of my favorite things. I have alink to it on my phone, so I can bring it up anytime I need it (not a great one for memorization, and the second part is my favorite). I am afraid it highlights my family history with 12-step meetings...


    God grant me the serenity
    to accept the things I cannot change;
    courage to change the things I can;
    and wisdom to know the difference.
    Living one day at a time;
    Enjoying one moment at a time;
    Accepting hardships as the pathway to
    peace;
    Taking, as He did, this sinful world
    as it is, not as I would have it;
    Trusting that He will make all things right
    if I surrender to His Will;
    That I may be reasonably happy in this life
    and supremely happy with Him
    Forever in the next.
    Amen.
    --Reinhold
    Niebuhr
  6. by   karen3860
    I remind myself "This too shall pass" quite often

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