Looks like I’m the recipient of a HUG award. Many thanks to The Island Traveler for the HUG. Please check out his blog at the island traveler for posts that are always inspiring, and fun too.
“Hope is an expectant desire; a confidence in a future event; a ground for trust and confidence; to think; to look forward to with trust and expectant desire.” ~A Hope for Today website http://ahopefortoday.com
This award gives me the perfect venue to share with you just a little bit of what I do every day; that my daily work as a nurse case manager is working with the indigent of a very wealthy county in southern California. Those are two very contradictory words in the previous sentence, indigent and wealthy; they don’t seem to belong anywhere near each other. I work with my patients to educate them on their chronic illness and how to take care of themselves, but most importantly, I try to give a message of hope; without that, they won’t listen to a word I say about taking their meds, or a diabetic diet. On a daily basis I hope that my patients and their families have food, as I guide them to resources that are quickly dwindling due to our economy. On a daily basis I hope that my patients and their families have a place to sleep, and the where with all to overcome insurmountable challenges, and continue on to begin again tomorrow. On a daily basis I hope that my patients and their families have hope, and believe that their round in this life will get better. I hope that compassion and mercy are shown to all those less fortunate than we are.
I will pass a HUG on to http://jobryantnz.wordpress.com who spreads her message of hope through her words and photos.
And to another Jo, who can be found at www.epiphanysfriends.com who spreads her message of hope, and joy through her art and writing.
Let us all offer up a prayer for hope, peace, and love.