“I think one’s feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results.” – Florence Nightingale (1820-1910)
“The lady with the lamp”, Florence Nightingale, nursed wounded soldiers during the Crimean war. Her passion and dedication to the profession changed public’s perception about nursing. Her insistence on improving sanitary conditions for the patients is believed to have saved many lives.
If you have received good nursing care lately, this is the lady to thank. I love the imagery of the “lady with the lamp” going out to seek out those needing care.
Whatever our vocation, I think as sissies, we can be the “lady with the lamp” and seek out those who need a friend – a sissy.