A few months back, we offered some word therapy for nurses and got a great response from many!
As a small tribute to all nurses during National Nurses Week, we present to you some more quotes, sometimes funny and sometimes heartwarming, to get you through the never-ending challenges you face every day.
When your frequent flier patient is back. Again.
“If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.” — A.A. Milne, “Winnie-the-Pooh” author
When it seems like your institution employs TOO many “Geniuses”
“We allow no geniuses around our Studio.” — Walt Disney
“The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.” — Albert Einstein
“In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.” — Yogi Berra
When you get a “Needs Improvement” review
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” — Maya Angelou
“The only people who aren’t going to be criticized are those who do absolutely nothing.” — Lou Holtz
When you’re overwhelmed by a new (or your first) nursing job
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” — Mary Anne Radmacher
“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” — A.A. Milne
“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” — Confucius
When 5 more policy changes flood your inbox — before your morning coffee
“When you get to the end of your rope. Tie a knot and hang on.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt
“Exasperation is the mind’s way of spinning its wheels until patience restores traction.” — George L. Griggs
“Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.” — Kurt Vonnegut
When it seems like your work friends are the only reason you keep coming back to work
“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” — C.S.Lewis
“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” — Linda Grayson
“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.” — Bernard Meltzer