“When dark clouds cover the sun, like the eagle I will try to brave the billows and make known to others that the sun is not dying out” (The Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska)
For the past couple of weeks, my sister and I were discussing the ways I could finish off my nursing degree. Then one day, my mother asked me if I thought nursing was for me. After some thought, after what have been months and months of questioning and reflection, I came to the realization that it was not.
I have found that I study very hard to grasp scientific information. I have certainly developed a greater appreciation for science as it pertains to it saving lives, healing, creating and curing.
But now, what was I going to do, since I have spent the past four years preparing to become a nurse? A couple of months ago, I was so busy taking care of my handicapped aunt and elderly grandmother, and so I did not have time to go into “despair mode” over not knowing what was in store.
Yet, while in their company, I realized I had many talents, gifts and things to be grateful for, such as my health, ability to take care of them, my skill of translating between two languages for the health professions that visit my grandmother, the ability to walk and take them to places, my gift of patience, compassion, forgiveness, and understanding.
I tend to be very critical of myself, but I realize I have strong gifts and talents despite not having the ability to grasp science and its terminology.
So, I encourage you to take a moment to reflect and appreciate your gifts and talents and to be grateful for them because God has given these gifts so that they may be shared with others.