Nurse Life

Thank You

For today’s post, I’m just going to keep it short and sweet given that I have literally three loads of laundry to try and put away while Nate naps; plus I’ve already vacuumed and washed the floors so I’m pretty much beat and it’s only 1pm! So here goes! Given that Christmas is on Friday and we’re well into the Holiday Season, I just wanted to take a moment to remind everyone to please thank those of us who have to work on holidays. I myself, am a nurse and this year I will be working 7-3 on Christmas Day. I will forgo my Christmas morning with my husband and son; and instead go to my place of employment to care for those who can’t care for themselves. I don’t think I need an award or a medal but a simple thank you would be much appreciated. All of us essential service workers give up our time with our loved ones to work in our chosen careers. Yes, we all entered our work force knowing that there would be times when we’d have to work shift work, weekends, or holidays but that still doesn’t make it any easier. As much as I love my job, often times I do miss out on many family events and I’m not the only one. There’s countless other people out there in the world that wake up on Christmas or Thanksgiving or any other holiday that they celebrate and head out to their job knowing they’re leaving their families behind. As much as I appreciate all the baked goods, chocolates, and coffees that the resident’s families bring in to us, some times, all I need is a simple smile and “thank you” to make my day turn around. So, if you’re out and about throughout this holiday season and happen to see someone working, regardless of if you know them or not, perhaps just give them a smile and tell them “thanks”, it might make their day a little brighter and make being away from family and loved ones a little easier!

Thanks for reading! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


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