Sunday, February 24, 2013

Lessons from 100 Years

There is a woman I worked with that is near 100 years old. She in fact is the oldest person I have ever been around. I have been fortunate enough to spend time with her every day for two entire work weeks.

I am in awe of her spirit. Every morning when I come in to help her get dressed, she greats me with enthusiasm and her daughter has maintained by her side for her entire hospital stay.

I sit there and wonder what kind of life she must have lived. Her spirit is infectious. She has me singing "Love and Marriage"  in the shower when I get home from work. I adore spending time with this woman because I want to hear more about her life. Every single staff member craves spending time with this woman.

I think about this lady and I only hope that when I am older, my spirit will radiate from me like hers does. She has strong faith in God and appreciates all the small things in life. Most importantly she is so grateful for everyone around her. She states her opinion when necessary, and most definitely is not a push over.

Now I am left to think about what I can learn from this woman. How can I make myself better and more enjoyable to be around?

Friday, February 1, 2013

7 Quick Takes (13)

This deal old blog has been a little neglected the past few weeks. First there was Christmas, then New Year, there was moving and starting my rotations, then getting used to my rotations.. The list could go on. Perhaps my life has finally gotten into some kind of rhythm, so back to blogging I am! This week I talked about some easy breakfast ideas.

Last week I spent some time pondering a new cleaning schedule. I haven't completely settled on one yet. I am however, inspired to make and/or buy a fun chalkboard to go in the kitchen to display my new schedule and weekly dinner menu. I know your on pins and needles to see how it turns out.

I have been reading The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. Although I haven't finished the book yet, I'm convinced it is already worth recommending.

Have you gotten a chance to decided on what you will do for Lent this year? I'm debating so many things in my head. My thoughts now lean towards adding good things to my life rather than giving something up. What are your thoughts?

My daughter got Candy Land for Christmas from Santa. My parents bought her Dora Candy Land.  I was irritated to say the least, unjustly so however. I even thought about giving one of them away. The plastic was ripped off almost immediately, so that idea was shot down. Despite their similarities (as in almost identical) they are treated as entirely different games in our house.

Sometimes I find it a challenge to right about seven different things, as if my life is actually that interesting :) I'm going to send you over to Caitlin's awesome post instead!

Have a lovely weekend! Maybe we'll get our house completely unpacked this weekend!

Head back over to Jen's for more quick takes