Are you a teacher? Or perhaps you’re a nurse? Then today is your day! May 6th is National Teacher’s Day, and also National Nurse’s Day! And to be honest, as unique as both professions are, there are some overlaps that make both teachers and nurses some of the best people.
For instance, both teachers and nurses take care of us. Teachers look after our brains, nurses our bodies (unless you’re a nurse working with a brain surgeon…) but both want to make sure we’re doing the best that we can, and living our best lives. Both teachers and nurses work long hours and often put in way more than the typical 40 hour work weeks to make sure that we have bright futures. And both teachers and nurses often do all of this work without much in the way of a thank you. That ends NOW!
From PinMart to all the Teachers and Nurses out there, wherever you are: THANK YOU! Between the two professions, you make up roughly 7 million. And your numbers keep growing, thankfully. Because it’s you who made sure we could read and write, and you patched us up when we tested our limits on the playground. You gave us the wisdom to become who we are and keep us healthy so we can keep doing what we do.
So for everyone out there who knows a teacher or a nurse (so… everyone), take time today to thank them. Give them a hug, a card, or better yet, a great lapel pin to show your gratitude. Chances are they don’t hear it enough, and likely they never get tired of hearing it. Both jobs, while rewarding, can be extremely challenging. And praise, as well as tokens like a lapel pin, can be extremely motivating.
Whatever you decide to do, make sure to take time today to do it. Or to do it the next, and every time thereafter, you come across a nurse or teacher working hard to keep you at your best, inside and out!