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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Parting Wisdom...this moment...

"For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life.  But there was always some obstacle in the way.  Something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid.  Then life would begin.  At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life."                              ~Fr. Alfred D'Souza

 One thing I have enjoyed as a nursing instructor is getting to know the students that I teach each semester. After all, someday these young men and women will be my colleagues! How exciting and possibly frightening is that? Always it is a little reluctantly that I pass them on to the next class, only to later watch them walk across the stage to get pinned, ready to start their 'new' life in nursing.

Today as I readied to again say goodbye, I found this quote. How apropos. I, too, have had these same feelings....when I finish school, when I get this job, when I .... We can all finish this statement many ways at any given time of our lives. The reality, as pointed out by the author, is that real life is now, this moment, this day. The joy, the fulfillment, the life is in the journey. Enjoy and embrace it.
~ Mrs. H