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Today, I am thankful for......


Specializes in critical care.

1. An intact and fully functioning rectum

2. Opiates

3. My bed

4. Lack of psychosomatic disorders

What are you thankful for today?


Has 25 years experience.

I think your number 1 is a "given"

Today I am thankful for my mom.


Specializes in critical care.

I think your number 1 is a "given"

Today I am thankful for my mom.

Apparently it isn't always a given.

I am thankful for your mom, too. She gave us, you.


Has 25 years experience.

Apparently it isn't always a given.

I am thankful for your mom, too. She gave us, you.


OrganizedChaos, LVN

Specializes in M/S, LTC, Corrections, PDN & drug rehab. Has 10 years experience.

My husband & son (who turned 1 today, what?!).

I am thankful that it is my day off and I was able to spend the better part of it lurking on AN. Also, my functional rectum. Always that.

I'm thankful for the high level of procrastination AN has provided me today.

The fact that I finally found something good for my psych paper.

You guys. I really like you guys. Thank you for being so kind and welcoming to me.

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 40 years experience.

Ditto on the rectum

All four of my kids (now adults) are within the parameters most of society would consider 'normal'

Five weeks until the premiere of Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!

A four-chambered heart

2k15NurseExtern4u, BSN, RN

Specializes in L&D.

Today I am thankful for the little things; a car that starts everytime I turn the ignition, a water heater that works without fail and allows me to take hot showers. A toilet that flushes everytime. Tivo and Netflix. The ability to hear and enjoy music.

Today I am thankful for the opportunity I had to peer interview and job shadow on a peds unit of a wonderful children's hospital 40 miles from my home. The experience was wonderful, and I feel the interview went well. Fingers crossed.

Today I am thankful to have slept soundly in my comfortable bed. Also, running water, electricity, food, functioning rectum (LOVE THAT!), and today is International Sushi day, so I enjoyed some delish soosh!

I am thankful for all of the nurses, and especially the ones on AN website! I am gearing up for 3rd semester and most of you are my inspiration (others, not so much, HAHAHA).

Peace and love to all!

emtb2rn, BSN, RN, EMT-B

Specializes in Emergency. Has 21 years experience.

Everyday I am thankful that I:

1. Wake up

2. Get out of bed under my own power.

Everything else is a bonus.

Thankful to be a nurse! It is truly a privilege.

Also, for the new job offered I accepted! :yes:

That my floor is switching back to 12 hour shifts instead of 8s. Only temporarily but it's a start. I hate working 10/14 days. Yay for 6-7/14 :)

Jensmom7, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice. Has 36 years experience.

What am I thankful for? Some really good responses here. Here's mine:

1. Functioning rectum. Oh, yeah.

2. Didn't know Sharknado 3 was so close. Woot!! Popcorn time with my daughter!!

3. After 36 years in Nursing, a job with enough stress to keep me interested, but not enough to impact my health (have had a few of the second-it sucks). And only a few minutes from home.

4. Being told that I don't look older than 40 (a compliment since I turn 59 this year). Bless the good German-Irish peasant stock on my dad's side.

5. Being debt free-car paid and in good shape, zero balances on the credit cards, no loans, actual savings!!

I'm sure there are more, but time to get ready for work. Oh, one more:

6. Blackhawks won!! Take THAT, Spike Lee. I'm proud to be from Chicago!!


Specializes in Peds Urology,primary care, hem/onc.

1) That I was able to get up on my own each day and go to work.

2) That although it drives me nuts a lot, I have a good job and can make a good living.

3) I love the "functioning rectum" LOL gotta be thankful for that one! And a functioning bladder!

4) Most importantly, after the events in Charleston this week (which absolutely breaks my heart) that I know I am going to be able to go to my place of worship on Sunday and see my Pastor up on the alter. I am also grateful and in awe of the amazing people of faith in Charleston. Watching them come together in love after such a horrific tragedy....they are much better people than I will ever be. I will continue to pray for all of them!

NurseGirl525, ASN, RN

Specializes in ICU.

Today, I am thankful for my family. My mom and dad came to visit me for a few days. They live 8 hours away so I only get to see them a few times a year. My son loves his grandparents and I miss my mom and dad!! :angrybird5:

kiszi, RN

Has 9 years experience.

Today I am thankful that I have two children who act like little insane people more often than not but who are also joyful, loving, healthy, and wonderfully quirky like their parents.