“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”—Melody Beattie
“Health is not a commodity. Risk factors are not disease. Aging is not an illness. To fix a problem is easy, to sit with another suffering is hard. Doing all we can is not the same as doing what we should. Quality is more than metrics. Patients cannot see outside their pain, we cannot see in, relationship is the only bridge between. Time is precious; we spend it on what we value. The most common condition we treat is unhappiness. And the greatest obstacle to treating a patient’s unhappiness is our own. Nothing is more patient-centered than the process of change. Doctors expect too much from data and not enough from conversation. Community is a locus of healing, not the hospital or the clinic. The foundation of medicine is friendship, conversation and hope.”—David Loxtercamp, author of A Measure of Days: The Journal of a Country Doctor
havent cried in a few weeks and then today hit hard. i miss my family and my friends :( im homesick for how it used to be, but the guilt of not being around my family with my brother in town and my dad calling me hurts worse. i feel like i cant carry it all, theres no where to have slack so theres this anxiety in my heart constantly that im a dissapointment in at least one area of my life or to people i love. i remeber when i used to be balanced and at peace. i know that theres purpose in this to make me stronger and rely on You. help me pull it together. im sincerely doing my best.