Want to hear a heartwarming story? I thought you might.
This post on The Meta Picture shared some photos that tell the story of an amazingly sweet exchange between a nurse and a nursing student.
The poster wrote, “My girlfriend is studying for her nursing license exam and found this envelope tucked in a book at B&N.” What followed were images of an envelope and letter that began “Words From a Nurse” and continued with the author guessing that if the reader was thumbing through an NCLEX book she was probably closing in on the end of nursing school. Advice and kind encouragement followed. Here are some highlights from the letter:
“I want to start by saying that you should be so proud of yourself! You’ve worked so hard to get here, and I promise you, it’s so worth it. I’ve been a nurse for 12 years and can’t imagine doing anything else.”
“I want to let you know that the first year or two out of school is the hardest. But don’t give up & remember why you decided to become a nurse in the first place.”
“Be patient, and don’t beat yourself up. Don’t take things personally and when you’ve had a difficult situation, try to leave work at work.”
“Two more very important things to remember are 1, be proud to be a nurse, and 2, believe in yourself. Also trust your instincts—they’re usually right!”
And then, just when you thought it couldn’t get any sweeter, you see that there is a $10 Starbucks gift card enclosed and the letter reads, “So grab some coffee & study for NCLEX. I’m certain you’ll do fine. But if you don’t pass, it’s not the end of the world although it might feel like it. You simply take it again, and that’s OK.”
In closing the letter reads: “You’re going to be a great nurse! Remember, be proud & believe in yourself! You can do it! XOXOXO, Another Nurse.”
What an awesome pep talk! Kudos, anonymous kindness ninja nurse. Thank you so much for spreading joy in the world and helping inspire another future nurse!
Have you ever experienced such an awesome act of random kindness? Tell us all about it in the comments.
Here are the images of the letter from the original post; click to enlarge: