Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories,
Hope, Faith, Encouragement, Staying The Course

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Nursing Stories, Nurse Tales, Poems

A to Z Inspirational Stories List
Affection, Caring, Friendship
Ambition, Determination, Persistence, Resiliency
Angels In Our Lives, Watching Over Us
Animals, Pets, God's Creatures
Babies, Children, Infants, Kids
Bereavement, Grief, Loss, Sorrow
Computers & The Internet
Death, Dying, End of Life, Hospice Poems
Dependability, Honesty, Reliability, Virtues
Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Holiday Thoughts, Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, Etc.
Living Life To The Fullest
Love, Caring, Self Esteem, Self Worth
Love, Marriage, Matrimony, Loving Partners
Motherhood, Mothering, Moms
Our Newest Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories
Parents & Parenting
Poverty, Wealth & Riches
Prayers, Requests, Praying
Religious Poems, Christian Stories

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25 prayers for nurses:"We pulled from many traditions to give you prayers that we hope will work for any nurse of faith. Find a prayer that's helpful to you today from the list below. And please, share a prayer from your own life in the comments."
http://scrubsmag.com/prayers-for-nurses/

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A Butterfly In The Wind, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"A child is. . . A butterfly in the wind, Some can fly higher than others;"
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/wind

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A Glass of Milk (Paid In Full), Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school, found he had only one thin dime left, and he was hungry. He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/milk

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A Strong Man, Poems of Character & Inner Strength:"The strength of a man isn't seen in the width of his shoulders. It's seen in the width of his arms that encircle and protect you."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/strong

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After A While, by Veronica Shoffstall:"After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul. And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning And company doesn't mean security."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/while

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An Angel In Your Pocket, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:" I am a tiny angel ...
I'm smaller than your thumb;
I live in people pockets,
That's where I have my fun.
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/pocket

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An Angel Kiss, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"An Angel kissed my tears away today when I was sad. I wasn't feeling quite myself my day had been so bad."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/kiss

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Angel Friends, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/angel

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Another Chance, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"How often we wish for another chance
To make a fresh beginning.
A change to blot out our mistakes
And change failure into winning.
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/chance

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Attitude Determines Attitude, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"I woke up early today, excited over all I get to do before the clock strikes midnight. I have responsibilities to fulfill today. I am important."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/ada

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Be A Winner, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Everyone's a winner
If that is what they choose,
Unless their choice is something else,
Then of course they lose."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/winner

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Be Thankful, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to?"
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/thankful

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Beatitudes for Leaders, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Blessed are the leaders who have not sought the high place, but who have been drafted into service because of their ability and willingness to serve.
Blessed are the leaders who know where they are going, why they are going, and how to get there."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/leaders

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Beatitudes For The Home, Religious Poems, Touching Stories of Love & Marriage:"BLESSED are the husband and wife who continue to be affectionate and considerate, loving after the wedding bells have ceased ringing. BLESSED are the husband and wife who are as polite and courteous to one another as they are to their friends."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/home

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Bend, But Don't Break, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"One of my fondest memories as a child is going by the river and sitting idly on the bank. There I would enjoy the peace and quiet, watch the water rush downstream, and listen to the chirps of birds and the rustling of leaves in the trees. I would also watch the bamboo trees bend under pressure from the wind and watch them return gracefully to their upright or original position after the wind had died down."
http://www.4nursing.com/inspirational-poems-touching-stories-bend-but-dont-break.html

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Birthday Invitation, Religous Inspiration, Good News of The Lord:"You are cordially invited to A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!!! Guest of Honour: Jesus Christ. Date: Every day. Traditionally, December 25 but He's always around, so the date is flexible...."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/invitation

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Childcare IS Important, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Children are people who are going to carry on what you have started.
They are going to sit where you are sitting,
and when you are gone, attend to
those things which you think are important."

http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/childcare

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Children Learn What They Live, By Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D.:"If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn. If children live with hostility, they learn to fight. If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive. If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/learn

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Circle of Life, by Jeff Reichardt RN, BSN, CNOR, CRNFA, CSA:"My career has many stresses in it that are inescapable. When I started it, I knew I would not get rich. I knew that this career was a difficult one. I knew that respect from my fellow professionals was hard won."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/circle

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disABILITY PRAYER, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Let us pray for the vision impaired...who can only see differences in people, not who that person is inside...Let us pray for the speech impaired...who can only speak with harsh and hurtful words, instead of kindness and understanding...."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/disability

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Don't Quit, Poems About Persistence, Inspirational Stories, 4Nursing.com:"When things go wrong as they sometimes will. When the road you're trudging seems all up hill. When funds are low and the debts are high. And you want to smile, but you have to sigh."
http://www.4nursing.com/inspirational-poems-touching-stories-persistence-dont-quit.html

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Drop A Pebble In The Water, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Drop a pebble in the water: just a splash, and it is gone; But there's half-a-hundred ripples circling on and on and on, Spreading, spreading from the center, flowing on out to the sea. And there is no way of telling where the end is going to be."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/pebble

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Eagles in a Storm, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Did you know that an eagle knows when a storm is approaching long before it breaks? The eagle will fly to some high spot and wait for the winds to come. When the storm hits, the eagle sets its wings so that the wind will pick it up and lift it above the storm. While the storm rages below, the eagle is soaring above it."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/eagles

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Faith is Stronger Than my Fears, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Sometimes my cross is hard to bear, for there is darkness everywhere, and troubles pile around my door, like autumn leaves forevermore."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/fears

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Food For Thought, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"*If you have food in your refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of this world. If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace, you are among the top 8% of the worlds wealthy."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/food

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Friends of the Handicapped, Friendship Poems, Touching Stories:"Blessed are those who take the time to listen to difficult speech, for you help me to know that if I persevere, I can be understood."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/handicapped

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Gardening God's Way, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Plant three rows of Squash: Squash Gossip, Squash Criticism, Squash Indifference."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/gardening

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Gentle Whisper, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"The young man had lost his job and didn't know which way to turn. So he went to see the old preacher. Pacing about the preacher's study, the young man ranted about his problem."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/whisper

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God Knows..., Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"When you are tired and discouraged from fruitless efforts...God knows how hard you have tried."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/knows

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Handprints (Tiny), Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Tiny handprints grow so fast Their awkward groping soon will clasp A ball, a book, a sweetheart's hand, A diploma, breifcase, wedding band."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/tiny

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Happiness (Steps To), Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Everybody knows: You can't be all things to all people. You can't do all things at once. You can't do all things equally well. You can't do all things better than everyone else. Your humanity is showing just like everyone else's."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/steps

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Hold On, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Hold on to what is good, Even if it is a handful of earth.
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/hold

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Hope Is . . ., Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"It's magic and it's free
It's not in a prescription
It's not in an IV."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/hope

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How Much Does A Prayer Weigh, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"How much does a prayer weigh? There is a story of a grocery store owner who tried to weigh one."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/weigh

Inspirational Categories: Angels In Our Lives, Watching Over Us, Babies, Children, Infants, Kids, Motherhood, Mothering, Moms, Parents & Parenting, Poverty, Wealth & Riches, Prayers, Requests, Praying, Religious Poems, Christian Stories

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Hummingbird Man, The by Nancy Haygood, Hospice Poems, Stories of Death and Dignity:"He shows me tomatoes – red cherries, neatly hoed,
He naps in the sun, soaks up heat, sky aglow.
"Meet my new pup," proudly, "she's for squirreling."
His pain burns deep, he hides it, buried, gnawing."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/hummingbird

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I am Third, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"There was a boy who was very popular among others his age. He was an excellent leader in his school groups."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/third

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If Jesus Came To Your House, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"If Jesus came to your house to spend a day or two, If he came unexpectedly, I wonder what you'd do. Oh, I know you'd give your nicest room to such an honored Guest, And all the food you'd serve to Him would be the very best, And you keep assuring Him you're glad to have Him there That serving Him in your own home is joy beyond compare."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/house

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Judge Gently, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Pray don't find fault with the man that limps or stumbles along the road unless you have worn the shoes he wears or struggled beneath his load. There may be tacks in his shoes that hurt though hidden away from view or the burden he bears, placed on his back might cause you to stumble too."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/gently

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Just Think, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"You're here not by chance, but by God's choosing. His hand formed you and made you the person you are."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/just/

Category: Christian Poems, Religious Stories

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Language of Us/Them, by Mayer Shevin, Ph.D:"We like things, They fixate on objects
We try to make friends, They display attention seeking behavior."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/them

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Lessons From Geese by Angeles Arrien:
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/lessons

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Let Your Spirit Guide You, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"There is no place you can go to hide from the thoughts that you keep contemplating over and over inside your mind."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/guide

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Life Is A Miracle, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Life is a miracle, don't let it slip away, Open your heart to others, give of yourself each day. See the beauty in everyone, regardless of where they've been, Some have a difficult journey, and really need a friend."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/

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Life Still Has A Meaning, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"If there is a future there is time for mending- Time to see your troubles coming to an ending."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/meaning

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Loan (The), Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:""I'll lend you for a little time, A child of mine," God said; "For you to love the while he lives, And mourn for when he's dead. It may be four or five years, Or twenty-two or three But will you, 'till I call him back Take care of him for Me?"
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/loan

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Loss of Value, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, "Who would like this $20 bill?"
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/loss

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My Brother Has Fallen, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"My Brother has fallen; no, I don't know his name. Have not the same parents still family all the same. He lives in this town, I live in another, It doesn't really matter 'cause this man is my Brother."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/fallen

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Obstacle In Our Path, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"In ancient times, a king had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king's wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/obstacle

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One, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"One song can spark a moment,
One flower can wake the dream.
One tree can start a forest,
One bird can herald spring.
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/one

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The Pessimist, The Optimist, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"A family had twin boys whose only resemblance to each other was their looks. If one felt it was too hot, the other thought it was too cold. If one said the TV was too loud, the other claimed the volume needed to be turned up. Opposite in every way, one was an eternal optimist, the other a doom & gloom pessimist."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/pessimist

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Positive Answers, Inspirational Words, Religious Inspiration:"For all the negative things we have to say to ourselves, God has positive answers: You say: "It's impossible." God says: All things are possible. (Luke 18:27)"
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/answers

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Remember To Forget, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Always remember to forget
The things that made you sad.
But never forget to remember
The things that made you glad.
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/me

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Remember Today, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Sometimes we tend to forget,
You have a purpose that is all your own,
No one else is you.
You have dreams and hopes and desires,
Listen to your heart for a while."

http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/rt

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Someday, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Someday I'll jump through puddles, take a stroll or win a race. Someday I'll walk across the street, or maybe walk in space."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/someday

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Some Friends Are Forever (A Forever Friend), Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Sometimes in life, You find a special friend;
Some one who changes your life
By being a part of it."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/some

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Steps To Happiness, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Everybody knows: You can't be all things to all people. You can't do all things at once. You can't do all things equally well. You can't do all things better than everyone else. Your humanity is showing just like everyone else's."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/steps

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Take Time, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Take time to think - it is the source of power.
Take time to read - it is the foundation of wisdom."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/take

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The Hummingbird Man by Nancy Haygood, Hospice Poems, Stories of Death and Dignity:"He shows me tomatoes – red cherries, neatly hoed,
He naps in the sun, soaks up heat, sky aglow.
"Meet my new pup," proudly, "she's for squirreling."
His pain burns deep, he hides it, buried, gnawing."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/hummingbird

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The Road of Life, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"At first I saw God as my observer, my judge, keeping track of the things I did wrong, so as to know whether I merited heaven or hell when I die. He was out there sort of like the president. I recognized His picture when I saw it, but I didn't really know him."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/rol

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This Day by Steven L. Blanchard, RN, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"This day is a special gift from God. There are many who saw yesterday's sunset yet have not seen today's sunrise. But I have been given another day of opportunity; a day to learn and grow."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/day

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This is a Home where Children Live, ©Judith Bond 1986:"You may not find things all in place,
Friend, when you enter here,
But, we're a home where children live,
We hold them very dear.
And you may find small fingerprints"
http://www.fairburyjeffs.com/ncomer/poetry/this_is_a_home_where_children_live.htm

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Time-Tested Beauty Tips, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/tips

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Tiny Handprints, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Tiny handprints grow so fast Their awkward groping soon will clasp A ball, a book, a sweetheart's hand, A diploma, breifcase, wedding band."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/tiny

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To The One Left Behind, Bereavement Poems, Stories of Grief:"Here my body lies But I am gone I'm sorry I left you behind I ask you to carry on."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/behind

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Too True, Too Often, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Too often we don't realize
we have until it is gone
Too often we wait too late to say
"I'm sorry - I was wrong."

http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/often

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Unseen Comfort, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"When life becomes a struggle And illness brings the blues Just close your eyes a moment This is the thing to do."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/unseen

Inspirational Categories: Ambition, Determination, Persistence, Resiliency, Angels In Our Lives, Watching Over Us, Hope, Faith, Encouragement, Staying The Course, Love, Caring, Self Esteem, Self Worth, Religious Poems, Christian Stories

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"Walk A Little Plainer, Daddy," Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:""Walk a little plainer, Daddy," said a little boy so frail. "I'm following in your footsteps And I don't want to fail."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/plainer

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When God Whispers Your Name by Max Lucado, Religious Poems, Touching Stories:""It's quiet. It's early. My coffee is hot. The sky is still black. The world is still asleep. The day is coming. In a few moments the day will arrive. It will roar down the track with the rising of the sun. The stillness of the dawn will be exchanged for the noise of the day. The calm of solitude will be invaded by decisions to be made and deadlines to be met. For the next twelve hours I will be exposed to the day's demands. It is now that I must make a choice. Because of Calvary, I'm free to choose. And so I choose."http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/name

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When We Share, Caring For Others, Sharing Our Hopes, Fears, Feelings:"When we share laughter, there's twice the fun;
When we share success, we've surpassed what we've done.
When we share problems, there's half the pain;
When we share tears, a rainbow follows rain."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/share/

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Winners and Losers, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"The Winner is always a part of the answer; The Loser is always a part of the problem.
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/losers

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You Never Know, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"You never know when someone might catch a dream from you."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/never

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