Project 365, Day 59; A HUG

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.

About Angeline M

Love travel and photography. Living in Northern California. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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6 Responses to Project 365, Day 59; A HUG

  1. Jo Bryant says:

    Dear Angeline i can’t express how honoured I am that you would pass on such a wonderful award to me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart – I am undone…
    🙂

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  2. Nursing is a gift, it is a calling….some people think it’s a great way to earn fast bucks….hmmmm. We know better right? God bless you my friend and the things that you do.
    http://thismansjourney.net/2012/01/28/hope-that-love-will-find-us/

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  3. My friend, bless your generous heart. People think nursing is easy. You need to have the passion and ability to care to do what we have to do everyday. When we take care of patient, we just don’t take care of the physical part, it’s their whole being. Everyday, we try to give hope and that’s not easy. These words flowed so beautifully, “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.” You are the version of the 20th century Nightingale… I wish to share the “HUG” award with, a kind person who brings hope to those who need it the most.

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    • Angeline M says:

      Thank you for giving me the award, and the platform to begin a discussion that I’ve wanted to start for some time now. Nursing does involve caring for body, mind, and soul; you do the same in your job, and you are right, It is not easy.

      Have a wonderful weekend.

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