Many times at my job (or any job), it is easy to focus on negatives.
I just got yelled at by my patient and his family about issues out of my control.
I have to work on Christmas while most of the world is drinking eggnog and unwrapping presents.
I don’t look my age so I don’t get treated seriously.
And then there are days that you get a thank you! A hug from a patient that finally feels better and is able to go home. A complete turn around.
It really reinforces to me how empowering expressing gratitude can be. It means everything.
And obviously sweets don’t hurt.
How do you express gratitude?