Time: The Gift and the Curse

The concept of time…is it a gift or a curse?  Imagine being a patient with a terminal illness, awaiting the much needed organ to survive.  You may be thankful for every breath of hope that can be shared with family and close friends while earnestly desiring and praying for the miracle.  Now, contrarily, imagine being the family of a loved one who is only alive due to the work of the machines.   The clock is ticking away, and you know that, while you have this chance to verbally express your final thoughts and feelings, death is quickly approaching.

Time…is both a gift and a curse.  It works both for us while, simultaneously, working against us.  Therefore, may we use these moments of life with great wisdom, so we can provide better care in those moments that may soon bring finality.


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