Aunt Baby and Alvin Wesley

Aunt Baby and Alvin Wesley
Reasons I Smile...

Thursday, April 4, 2013


Can I do something? 
Do you feel like a fifth wheel?
What will make it right?
To listen is key.
Silence is a great response.
A hug is a help.
Keep tissues on hand.
Be just a phone call away.
You'll know what to do.

Otis Redding:  Try A Little Tenderness
Being there for those I care about has always come very easily for me.
Being attentive to my patients and students is a natural part of my approach. 
As a nurse, I am immediately ready for the unexpected and usually feel as though I am capable of developing a ready solution.
One of the cardinal rules of a therapeutic, healthy relationship is to help others discover (and develop) their own answers (or solutions).
Most of the time being present and offering a comforting ear of support is precisely all that is needed.
Our time and loving attention may be the greatest act of giving we can do for one another.
"Our strength is often composed of the weakness we're damned if we 're going to show.  (Mignon McLaughlin)


  1. Beautiful. You were truly called to your profession.

  2. Maria, thanks to your beautiful and compassionate heart, you bless the lives of others who cross your pathway.
    My love and hugs,

  3. Dear Peg and Sannel,

    Thank you both for taking the time to stop by. As far as GIVERS go, you are two beautiful role models.


  4. What a privilege to have a friend like you! You are certainly the most supportive friend in the world :) luv u, Mar :)

  5. Dearest Martie,

    Oh thank you and may I assure you the feeling is quite mutual...!

    Hope you are having a good day to class and TTYL. Love, Maria