Something I Wasn't Expecting Nursing School to Teach Me


So growing up, I was always naturally shy.

It has taken a lot of me to break out of my shell and become better at communication.

I am pretty darn functional now and this old habit won't hinder my nursing career.

But, there is still something that I have been pushing myself to do since before nursing school: smile more.

Smile. smile at strangers, smile at a dog, smile at yourself in the mirror, just smile.

smile at the cashier, smile at the custodian, smiling can really make a difference.

Since I have been in nursing school, I have meet people who naturally smile all the time.

Seeing them do this, has inspired me to do so as well.

I feel like its getting easier but like with everything, it takes time.

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


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one simple act does indeed have quite an impact.

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile , but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy - Thich Nhat Hanh

he has a lot more quotes about smiling too :)