Saturday, August 14, 2010

Vita Brevis, Carpe Diem

I am feeling very blessed, after having spent a busy "Friday the 13th" working at the hospital.

The day started with one of the staff extending both forearms over an empty bed space. On the right forearm was the phrase "Vita Brevis", on the Left "Carpe Diem" - "Life is short, seize the day".

How entirely ironic.

Less than an hour later, that bed was filled with someone experiencing Vita Brevis. Throughout the course of the day, we had three more. It's one of the hard things about the job: those 'life changing events'.

They are hard.

But, it's like I've always said, being at work reminds me how blessed I am. It reminds me not to take a single thing for granted.

Like the ability to walk out at the end of the shift.

Thank You God!

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