I currently work in the ED of a County Hospital in a good sized city in TX. Therefore, the majority of our pts are either homeless, very broke or an illegal alien. Now after Katrina and the Houston hurricanes, we are the provider of care for all of the evacuees in our county. We constantly encounter those in need of everything. Thankfully we have social workers that will assist them in rx vouchers, bus passes, and getting set up on our "free insurance". Granted even with all of the assistance, I find myself frustratd with the lack of staff at the hospital, the lack of room to put people, but most of all the OVERWHELMING need for assistance! It is very disheartening to constantly see the amount of need there is. However, through continued prayer, I have been able to remain compassionate to the pt we see, and am praying that I never become hardened or cold to those in need, and I can remember to count each and every blessing I have no matter how insignificant. Hang in there, and never let your heart get hardened!
Chew a piece of Watermelom Bubbalicious, it'll make all your worries seem far away!