Tag Archives: nursing students

FMM 1 11 19 ‘I have the time’

“For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.” ~ Khalil Gibran. The joy of being a story-teller is that first you must collect the stories.  Which means at the very least having willing ears and an open mind.  Many of us don’t have the patience to hear a […]

FMM 4 20 18 Some Days Coffee

“I know it might sound weird, but empathy is one of the greatest creators of energy. It’s counterintuitive because it’s selfless.”~ Angela Ahrendts. My father came from an athletic family. He was the youngest of three boys, all of whom had trophies and awards for their accomplishments.  In his 40’s and 50’s he would shine […]

FMM 9 22 17 Dry Wit

“Everything is funny, as long as it’s happening to somebody else.”~ Will Rogers. My father had a strange sense of humor.  His jokes would often be met with a split second of silence, before the audience, whether in church, the classroom, or the huge assembly hall where as chaplain he would lead morning devotions each […]

FMM 8 5 16 Fingerprints and Footprints

“I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers”~Khalil Gibran.  The older we get, the harder it is to be fed a line.  We have grown from being idealists to being cynics.  When someone pays us a compliment we may […]

FMM 9 11 15 Lead on, McDuff!

‘A Leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.’~John Maxwell. One of the last classes before nursing students graduate is a class on leadership.  It includes a great deal of practical hours in the clinical setting, usually with an experienced nurse who is working in a leadership position.  This […]

FMM 3 28 14 Kindness is a boomerang

“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”~ Dalai Lama  I am a nurse first.  When I think of the roles I play in life, I know in my heart that my passion is nursing.  One of the many wonderful things about being a nurse is that it encompasses many job descriptions.  For the […]

FMM 10 25 13 Simple Arithmetic

‘Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty – a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture.’  ~ Bertrand Russell.   I was seven years old when I went to live in Jamaica.  The first school I attended was a small private school, run by a retired couple.  Teacher G taught the […]