Monday, November 25, 2013

I'm rich!

Normally I don't post about work, but today I am making an exception because it was so incredibly sweet and so true.

Admitted a patient with an arm fracture yesterday. She was elderly and had many other things going on with her health. As I'm going through the admission process with her, we talk about several things including children. Yesterday was slower than normal and I was able to spend a bit of time in her room just getting to know her. We spoke of favorite books, authors, music and composers, and again of children. As I was telling her about my crew, she had this look of delight on her face. I asked her if she would like to see a picture of my crew at which point she said "of course!" with great enthusiasm. So I pulled out my phone and showed her pics of hubby and the kids. Her response was beautiful. "How rich you are with your family".
I agreed with her and we continued on with the rest of the day, but her words stuck with me so I am sharing them with you today.

Yes, I am rich beyond measure and it has nothing to do with money, career, or status and everything to do with the blessings I have in my family.

So as we near the Thanksgiving holiday and black Friday madness, don't forget the real meaning of being "rich".


  1. What a beautiful (and true) thing to say. People get so caught up in richness being linked to money that they often miss the real wealth in their lives.

  2. So many people forget how true this is. Yes, you are rich beyond measure, as am I. Thanks for the reminder.

  3. I agree with you totally, our relationships is our wealth! Last night, we threw away all plans for a big party for my daughter's 1st birthday. We thought the celebration should be about her, not about the guests. She wouldn't appreciate the clowns, the fancy dinnerware but she would love it if we actually spend the whole day playing with her. So, instead, we'll have an intimate gathering with our family instead.