The meaning of life…

First off, Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!  Hopefully you told someone that you love them today and gave them a big hug and kiss!  If you haven’t, for heaven’s sake, go do it now!

As for the meaning of life – I think I have found new meaning in everyday life.  As you all know, here at the Home For the Unemployed, I have been attending school recently.  Well, this week we have had clinicals all week at an area nursing home.  Needless to say, I was not thrilled on Monday morning to be getting up at 4:30 AM to get there on time.  But, this morning I fairly flew out of bed.  The joy I have in doing this job is indescribable, gentle readers.  I think I have found the meaning of life for me.   My instructor said something to me today that was just perfect – she noticed how much fun I was having – genuine fun.  I am eager to get started in the morning and before I leave the floor, I want to check in with my residents to make sure they are set.  Now, don’t get me wrong, this is some hard work.  Monday, I came home, took a shower and went to sleep.  Seriously.  Sound asleep.  For 4 hours asleep.  And, I am not a napper.  Tuesday I came home and did a load of laundry and went to sleep.  Wednesday I came home, did a load of laundry, had dinner with my darling daughter and went to sleep.  But, this is the most rewarding job I have ever done.  I am so sad that tomorrow will be my last day with my residents.  I mean, seriously sad, gentle readers.  I have already had several moments of tears over this predicament.  I cannot even imagine how I will be tomorrow.  I am making plans to visit on Monday.  It breaks my heart how few visitors stop in to the nursing home.  If the pay was not so poor, I’d consider getting a job there.  That is atrocious, is it not?  They pay the staff so poorly, they have a hard time keeping help.

Well, tonight is Knit Night and I have to pick up a friend who needs a ride tonight.  There is another group that I don’t think I can do without.

Have a good evening all… hope you spend it with someone you love!


7 thoughts on “The meaning of life…

  1. Happy Valentine’s Day to you too!

    It’s wonderful you’ve found something you love to do. Even if you can’t work there any longer, could you visit after work or spare a couple of hours on a weekend? It would be sad if you gave it up entirely.

    I think we should make time for those things that bring us joy and bring others joy as well. I have finally made time to volunteer at my local animal shelter this year, and am really enjoying it. I only go two hours a week to help with medications and basic care of the cats, but it helps me to feel I’m making a difference in their lives.

  2. Heya Heya Kat—that sock? in one tube? You bet there’s already a class on the books (Totally Tubular Socks)…hehehehe.

    We’re evil men!

  3. The world needs more people that truly care like you do, especially in the health care field. I am so glad you love what you’re doing, that makes all the difference.

  4. the nursing homes are full of folks w/ lots of wonderful life experiences and wisdom to share. in these situations nurses get more than they give.

  5. You are indeed a wonderful spirit and seem to touch so many hearts as you walk down your path. It is a gift, a blessing that you have been touched by your meaning in life. A good feeling, huh?

    Please keep spreading your love and joy, and living as an example for all to follow!

    take care,
    Louise Lewis, Author
    No Experts Needed: The Meaning of Life According to You!

    P.S. As my Valentine to you (and all who read this), please e-mail me and I will send you a free copy of my book. (No strings…just my way of giving back!)

  6. That’s a remarkable story. It’s too bad you can’t continue to work there at a decent wage, because it’s not many people who are excited to go to work and love what they do.

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