Reflections on the Holiday Season

I am blessed with three beautiful children and many wonderful friends.  Like many of you, my children are the most important aspect of my life and I am so proud of them. They are all different and unique. I love them unconditionally and completely.

I am thankful for my job.  We all spend so much of our lives at work and should love what we do.  I raised my children to understand that they should choose a profession that fills their souls.  They should do something useful with their lives; something that makes a significant contribution to the world.

I am a homecare nurse.  I love my job.  On a daily basis I get to help people.  I get to help children and adults live the fullest lives they are capable of living.  I help families keep loved ones at home where they belong.  I help parents understand what is happening with the disease process affecting their child and help them cope.  Wow….what an honor to be able to serve and help.

People may not realize that that the nurses who help their family need support and assistance to do their jobs effectively.  As a Clinical Director, I support and encourage our many nurses who then help more clients.  What a privilege.  I have been a nurse for 15 years and have been humbled and honored the entire time.

As you rush around during this busy holiday time of year, I invite you to find something to be thankful for each and every day.

Whether it is the simple joy of time shared time with your child(ren) or a beautiful sunset, take a moment to reflect and be thankful.

And, if a friend, relative or nurse is caring for you or a loved one, perhaps take a moment to say “thank you” to someone who may seldom hear those words but is thankful each day for the opportunity to care for others.

~ Melissa V. Sirola, RN, BSN, MBA