Friday, April 20, 2012
.....my what a fitting quote right now.
I was working at a great hospital years ago in the Short Procedure Unit. Many people came through that area daily, some with little worry, coming in for a minor procedure but many others not so. A major surgery scheduled, some waiting for answers that will only be determined after surgery. I remember the concern and uncertainty on the faces of these people, the worry and fear of what is to come. I would calmly reassure them of what to expect, hold their hand, answer their questions to the best of my knowledge.
But one of the things I remember so vividly was a huge poster hanging on the wall of the unit. On it was a very large picture of a rocking chair, an old wood rocking chair and next to it were the words, " Worrying is like a rocking chair, you just keep rocking and rocking but not getting anywhere"....I wish I knew who said that quote. I think of that quote often and how fitting it was for that area where I worked at the time. All these many people worrying about their surgeries, the outcomes, their recovery times , etc.
I only hoped that that quote and the reassurance that I tried to bestow upon them brought them some reprieve from their worrying. I always reminded them to look at that poster. I wish I had a copy of that poster today......
Friday, April 13, 2012
Keep "being present", my motto for 2012 .....I need to "be present" in all things to keep my life in balance! Now on to fix that scale of mine....