“I Am Blessed” by KSB Hospital Nurse Leader Jill Scheffler, RN

As the holidays fast approach us, we all are running around decorating, shopping, wrapping, and baking like crazy people. I am one of those crazy people, trying to organize my life so that Christmas this year is the perfect miracle.  Why am I doing this to myself?  Well this year I am blessed to spend some of my Christmas Day here at KSB working as many healthcare professional do on the holidays.  I am not being sarcastic when I say “I am blessed” to be working on Christmas Day because I get to do what I love “taking care of our patients and our staff” at KSB.   Life is too short to be bitter or disappointed because of our work schedules.

Here are a couple of suggestions to get you through working the holiday blues: plan a potluck with your co-workers, wear holiday scrubs, decorate your unit, and play Christmas music.

Remember it’s just a few hours; it’s not a lifetime. Be proud that you work the holidays. Take this time to rejuvenate yourself with love and kindness for your fellow man.  The holidays are a time for giving.  The best gift you could give to humanity is your dedication in your profession.

Have a great holiday shift, I know I will!



  • Joan Melzer
    Posted at 08:04h, 20 December Reply

    Thanks to all who do what they do! God Bless!

  • Wendy Sofolo
    Posted at 10:54h, 20 December Reply

    Thank you Jill! This brings tears to my eyes. We forget how lucky we are to share this time with our patients and colleagues.

  • Sue Downs
    Posted at 15:19h, 20 December Reply

    Jill you truly are a blessed person to work with even if I don’t work on the Holiday. May God Bless you and your family ans well as the KSB family of caregivers you will be working with on Christmas.

  • Jennifer Como
    Posted at 19:17h, 20 December Reply

    That’s complete dedication to your profession and your coworkers will be glad to have you there do what you do best!!! Your a wonderful nurse as well as a person! God bless you!

  • Donna Sandoval
    Posted at 19:19h, 20 December Reply

    I am blessed as well! See you on Christmas, Boss! It’s all in your perspective

  • Michael Wessels
    Posted at 15:16h, 21 December Reply

    You are a very special person.

  • Jean Suneson
    Posted at 09:43h, 03 January Reply

    Jill, This was a beautiful message and reminder of the holiday spirit.

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