Nurses have a tough job, not only are the giving meds, taking directions from doctors, answering call bells, and sometimes even serving meals.  Good nurses are also therapists. Giving words of encouragement, glimpses of hope and in some cases just a listening ear.
Brandalyn Mae Porter works in a retirement home in Texas, as a nurse.  She is clearly one those who clearly has a very positive impact on her residents.
She is known for her simple, yet straightforward way and can make the residents feel at ease.
Brandalyn took a special picture of one of the resident’s hands and now it is spreading online like wildfire.

She was at work helping a resident wash up and asked her if she wanted her nails painted.

Here is her story of that day:

“Today I painted a new resident’s nails at work and as we were going over colors, she mentioned she wanted clear. The only thought that came to my mind was ‘CLEAR?! That’s no fun.’ I asked her why she wanted clear and she said, ‘My hands are ugly, I don’t want to draw attention to them.’

“I then carefully responded with, ‘Your hands tell the story of your life. They tell the story of love, of care and adventure. These hands have touched and held things that most people can only wish to one day.’ And with that, she went with the color pink for her nails.

Sometimes what we are so insecure with, others find beauty in.

Brandalyn’s beautiful inspiring words finally convinced the lady to paint her nails and not because her hands were beuartiful but because of what they revealed.  Her life experiences!

All day long she could show off her beautiful manicure along with the many stories her hands had to tell.

Brandalyn and all Healthcare professionals deserve recognition for the important role they play in our healthcare system.  It’s because of people like Brandalyn that this world is a wonderful place. 

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