the power of words....

well... i've been working on an essay that i am required to turn in with my nursing application, which is due june 17, 2010. my goal is to start the nursing program at the Davis ATC january of 2011... that seems really far away but i have SOOOO much to do before then! and that is if i even get in! anyway, i'm thinking that for the essay, i want to begin with a quote from florence nightengale. here are some i've found appropriate so far:

"You ask me why I do not write something.... I think one's feelings waste themselves in words, they ought all to be distilled into actions and into actions which bring results."

“I think one's feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results.”

"So never lose an opportunity of urging a practical beginning, however small, for it is wonderful how often in such matters the mustard-seed germinates and roots itself."

the more i think about it, i really think i could incorporate all three into a very appropriate essay that applies to my life and the goals i have in becoming a nurse. anyway, everyone should encourage me to work really hard on my application and essay so that i can get into nursing school! otherwise, i'll be stuck going to school for 97 years! and i don't want that :(

while looking for those quotes, i also ran across a poem that i have loved every since my junior year of high school...

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)

i fear no fate (for you are my fate,my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)
e.e. cummings

so now i'm working on incorporating this poem somewhere in our wedding.... i'm sure i'll come up with something :) i'm also remembering the cliche verses from I Corianthians:

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails [...] And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

anyway, these are just ideas i'm having.... thanks for reading! let me know what you think about my ideas for the essay! truthfully, i'd love any ideas about anything related to that or the wedding :)


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