We measure what we love by what we’ve lost. Never give up trying.Frank Derbin
“CRISIS IS OPPORTUNITY“
If you can keep a level head and learn to compartmentalize the worst situations → bite sized chunks / one step at a time before you move on to the next part of a daunting task. You’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish.ANONYMOUS
We all tend to hear that life is short so we should make the most of it. What’s interesting is that you don’t really connect these words of wisdom with personal emotion or even translate them with action until something significant teaches us personally.
I’ve recently had a loved one become diagnosed with cancer and it’s my first time navigating some seriously heavy and aggressive emotions. In this process I’ve been able to truly reflect on “words of wisdom” from our elders.
There really is no bullshit to words of wisdom, so in my reflection I’d say, “stay positive”; “wake up each day & appreciate life”; “enjoy the ride” “Don’t have any regrets” and be “happy”.Anonymous
As a nurse, I have seen a lot of patients with family who are dying and have power of attorney. My wisdom is don’t let anyone suffer for your benefit just because you don’t want them to die.M
In October 2015, a faculty colleague of mine literally dropped dead outside my office door. While my relationship with her had been strained in the past, we were just beginning to turn over a new leaf & develop a positive relationship.
That day and every day after, this quote stays in my heart:
Life is short… Be swift to love, make haste to be kind.A.T.