The power to help someone feel better physically or emotionally can be as simple as writing a letter, hugging someone or administering medications. These tasks are simple when done freely with two hands. Our hands are tools that we can use to help patients, family or friends when they need it the most. Most everybody has two hands, but not everybody uses them for good. To use our hands for good in healing others, is the same as doing God’s work on earth (O’brien, 2001). After reading the passage on “Holy Hands” from the book, The Nurse’s Calling: A Christian Spirituality of Caring for the Sick, I could not help but to reflect on a time when I was sick and required surgery. My surgeon was Dr. Sharon and she did something thoughtful that I will never forget. She gave me a handmade card that read, “peace for you” on the front. On the inside, left hand side it had Psalms 56:3, “When I am afraid, I will trust in you”. On the right, it read, “Dear Mrs. Sederburg, May the comfort of God’s love fill you with hope and peace.” My doctor did not only use her hands to heal my body but made me a card to show that she cared about my spiritual wellbeing. This paper addresses the following: How the subject of using our hands to help others made me feel? What is responsible for me feeling this way? How does my perspective on this subject potentially influence those around me? What do I think I should do, based on my response to this reflection? First, I will address how the…
Laying there, entangled in his embrace, I gazed up at him as he was sleeping. He looked so peaceful. A part of me never wanted to leave, but a part of me knew that I had to.
“Erik,” I whispered, hoping that he wouldn’t stir, but his eyes fluttered, and he smiled when he saw me.
“You’re still here,” he whispered back, “This was the first time I hadn’t dreamt of you.”
“That’s a good thing?”
Erik pulled me closer, “I couldn’t touch you in my dreams.” He kissed me, and I felt light headed. But I…
Jewel and I come up from the field, following the path in single file. Although
I am fifteen feet ahead of him, anyone watching us from the cottonhouse can see
Jewel's frayed and broken straw hat a full head above my own.
The path runs straight as a plumb-line, worn smooth by feet and baked
brick-hard by July, between the green rows of laid-by cotton, to the cottonhouse
in the center of the field, where it turns and circles the cottonhouse at four
soft right angles and goes on across the field…
A spiral of air meandered down the road, kicking up dust and whistling along its way. The birch trees on the far side of the tracks waved red and yellow leaves in the breeze. The sun glowed bright. If not for the death wrought in its early hours, it would have been a nice autumn day.
“He was right. You do look like him.”
Laurel hopped at the sound of Jewel’s voice.
Jewel sat on an iron bench by the depot door. Tears stained her light brown cheeks. Her almond-shaped eyes were red and puffy.
George Balanchine is recognized worldwide for his virtuosic, neoclassical ballets. Balanchine has been claimed as the father of American ballet, due to his prominent contributions to the twentieth century ballet culture. From the almost hundred ballets he created throughout his career, I believe “Jewels”, which premiered in 1967 at the New York City Ballet, New York State Theatre, to be one of his most stunning works. Jewels is a full evening length performance, consisting of three acts. Each…
person perspective affect a story? In both “Black beauty” and “The georges and the jewels” the narrator describes their experiences and form this shapes the character.They have a very similar style of using a first person perspective. Though this we saw how the characters saw the people around them, and learn from experiences. “Humanizing “ both human and nonhuman characters. Though they do share some similar features they do have few big differences.
Firstly Both “Black beauty : The…
The hour of Jewel would be from 9:30 to 10:30. It wouldn’t be everyday though because I am very busy on some days. This would be my special time because I can play basketball, watch movies, and eat lots of food. I would most likely play basketball first since I don’t want to exercise on a full stomach. When I watch movies, they won’t be specific movies, since I do like all types of movies. When I’m watching a movie that’s the perfect time to eat all the foods I like, especially since I can’t do…
As a child, I never truly appreciated most of the beauty surrounding me in my home state of Maine. When my parents said, 'We're taking a Sunday drive to Camden" I recall "reminding" them that we'd already been there and " there's nothing to see."
After growing up and moving away, I realized my comments were untrue. As a child I never truly looked.
Forty years have passed since those Sunday drives.
there is so much to take in that it borders on 'sensory overload." . My love and…
The Ransom of the Stolen Jewels
A museum in Paris, France was robbed of its prized jewels, The French Crown Jewels. A man named Dan Crawford, the criminal, Dan is very tall, has black hair, he is very built, also has a gang. Dan is the thief that stole the French Crown Jewels.
“ What do we do now boss,” says Troy, Troy is one of the youngest gang members.
“ We could celebrate by going to a club and partying,” says Dan.
“ Ok boss,” Said cheerfully by the gang.
“ Let's get some croissants at…
Jewel panted. Her voice lost some of its bite. “If I let Tiberius or Alexander make me angry enough, I will.”
Laurel shook her head. “She’s holding back a horde of mardocs. Her energy is at the breaking point as it is.”
“We have more wood crystals,” said Ti. “Laurel, do you know where my trunk is?”
“On the platform.”
Lead me to it. Xander, take care of things here.”
“Should I gag Jewel?”
That was going a bit too far. “Xander.” Laurel tapped her foot.
He raised his hands. “Joking. Besides, we…