Save one life, you’re a hero. Save a hundred lives, you’re a nurse.
1. They are with us in the most important moments of our life
Nurse conforting patient sitting in front of her in an office
Let’s never forget that nurses are the ones who are closest to us in the most vulnerable moments in our life.
There aren’t many professions that include being present at the most significant events in people’s lives.
Nurses are with us from birth to death, from illness to recovery.
At the moment we took our first breath, nurses were there.
When we were scared for our health and the health of our loved ones, they were there.
When we’re experiencing pain, loss or happiness, they are the ones who hold our hand, nurture us when we’re helpless and celebrate when we recover.
They are the silent heroes in the background of our life, rooting for us in the good times and the bad times and sometimes we don’t even notice them. Let’s change that!
2. They risk their lives to save ours
Nurse in front of hospital dressed up in red costume
Their job is never the same; every day is a new challenge, every day is unpredictable.
Not only that but the stress they experience is higher than normal, along with emotional baggage that’s almost impossible to not experience in a job like this.
It takes an exceptional human being to do a job that carries so much responsibility and demands so much strength as well as empathy.
Strength—to endure anything, empathy—to understand anyone.
They put themselves on the front-line and literally risk their lives to save ours.
Let’s not forget that nurses have their own families too.
They are mothers, sisters, daughters and wives as well as fathers, brothers, sons and husbands.
Their families care about them and worry about their well-being every day.
Despite all of that, their passion and drive to help people is what pushes them to do their job every day and never give up.
3. They care for us the same way they care for their loved ones
Heart shape with nurse hands covered in blue surgical gloves
Nurses don’t see the differences between humans, they only see people in need, people who need care and help.
That’s why their vocation is one of the most selfless vocations in the world.
To treat and help everyone equally is to achieve the greatest ideal of humanity.
Nurses recognize the value of every human being and treasure life by making human well-being their priority.
4. They changed the history of mankind with their kindness
Nurse in green costume on hospital hallway
There are so many examples in history when nurses saved people as a collective, as well as individuals, from a crisis.
Back in the 19th century, nurses were the ones who introduced sanitary practices during wars and saved thousands, if not more, from getting infections and dying.
They were the ones who helped patients who suffered from unknown transmitted diseases when everyone else was scared to.
They didn’t leave them to die alone.
Nurses invented many things and discovered many useful practices that save people’s lives to this day, just by being there for their patients, listening to their needs and caring for their health and lives.
Let’s not forget to mention all the occasions when nurses react in time and save people in public places by recognizing symptoms of strokes and other dangers. True heroes!
5. They are extremely brave human beings
Covid nurse wiith mask on hospital hallway
To be a nurse is to be a brave human being. To put patients’ needs first is something remarkable and worthy of praise after all.
So many nurses throughout history were volunteers who risked their lives in times of war and epidemics, saw unimaginable things and yet endured and fought for good.
Nurses have acted with courage and selflessness in almost every disaster that has happened to humankind and that’s why we need to thank them from the bottom of our hearts.
Say thank you to nurses in your life and in your community and make them feel recognized.
Show them that their efforts have meaning and change the world for the better every day.
Without nurses, the world wouldn’t know about love and care that goes beyond false differences and always see the real worth of human life.