If you don’t know this about me, I work in a Cancer Center, more specifically I work with an Oncologist and share a connecting suite with the chemotherapy department. Just a short walk down our hall we have a radiation department (where I worked a few years back). There are several other important components in our center but those are our primary cancer care focused departments. I am NOT a clinician or a medical professional. I am in an administrative role, a coordinator. A very large part of my every day, my waking hours five days a week is helping people find resources, make appointments, figure it all out, help them find their way in their journey.
My job is probably one of the most fulfilling in healthcare. I am blessed to witness several times a day the human spirit at work, the fight for life, the desire to ‘be’ in the moment while finding the right path to continue to the next. These people, my patients are my heroes. I love these people, with all their worries, hopes, fears and dreams, I love them all. I believe each and every patient is a survivor. I believe that if they open their eyes the next day, they are a survivor. Their families are survivors, their friends and neighbors are survivors. Their community and support system is such a large part of the fight, the journey thus allowing me to be part of their journey ,each and every one and I am blessed to be part of that part of this.
I often wonder what God wants of me, what my job is here on earth, what is my gift? I only needed to unwrap that gift to see what it is. It’s been there all along, I just needed to allow myself the moment to open and see it, really see it and embrace that though I cry and falter, though I am human and make mistakes, have many, so many imperfections that I also have a ‘gift’ from god that is all mine to share. My gift allows me to be part of the lives of so many, their journey, your journey.
My wish, hope, dream and prayer for you today is that you open your gift, see your light and let it shine for all to see even just for today, for your moment.. share your gift for all to embrace ❤
and when you find and open your gift, really see it, pay it forward.