Sunday, February 17, 2013

That Was Easy

I was reading on several blogs about people choosing a word or a motto for the year.  I guess it's been percolating in the back of my mind for a few weeks, but suddenly the other day it popped into my head  that my motto is "That was easy".

     So often in today's society things are harder than they need to be. People argue instead of just doing their job. And that causes everyone a lot of stress.  It's like the world is full of surly teenagers who have to disagree with every thing that comes their way.

I work as a nurse for a very large (36 docs) cardiology practice and I am the pharmacy nurse.  I spend all day answering patient's questions about  meds, refilling meds, and dealing with the insurance companies to get medications approved.  I'm the go betwween the patient's and the doctors. 
Many times patients call and I can hear the stress in their voice, worriying it's going to be an ordeal to get their medications refilled or their questions answered. 
I say "Okay, I'll take care of it for you." and I can hear the surprise and relief.  One patient said, "Wow, that was easy."
Or one of the doctors will ask me to do something and I'll say "Sure, taken care of."  And again I'll catch a look of surprise or better yet relief.

My son-in-law is a salesman and I often hear him on the phone with clients and he'll say "Done!". and that's it.  He does what they need.

So I've decided as much as possible, and without being a doormat, to do what's asked without argument.  If I'm being paid to do a certain job and it's in my scope of practice, I do it.  If the "powers that be" have decided that something needs to be done, even if I don't particularly agree, I do it.

I've been doing it without realizing it for the past several months and it really has made a difference in everyone around me.  Patients ask to speak to me by name.  Other employees come to me for help.

As I get older I just don't have the energy or the time to waste arguing about inconsequential things.  I pick my  battles and save my energy for the important things.  And what's important at this stage of my life is to make things a wee bit easier for me and for others.  Hopefully I can contribute in some little way to that reality.

That's my rant and that's my motto.

 What's Yours?



  1. That's an awesome motto and a great attitude to have! My life motto is "Choose your battles wisely" and just recently I have realized the importance of making things a little easier in my life.
    Thanks for stopping by and linking up with the Aloha Friday hop. We're happy to have you join us and please come back on Friday to link up again.
    Have a lovely week!
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  2. Great motto! My motto is to say YES, whenever it's possible. Even when it means that I have to step outside my comfort zone.

    Following you back :)


  3. Great motto. Mine would have to have something to do with being brave oh and living in the moment too!

    I'm excited to follow your blog!

  4. I agree, Kyoti, if we choose our battles we also save ourselves much un needed stress.
    Great post, have a super blessed day!

  5. great motto kyuti!

    thanks for stopping by at my blog and for the follow, i am following you back!


  6. Newest follower here! Found you on the blog hop. I look forward to reading more!
    -Melanie @

  7. Great motto and well written post. Looking forward to read more from you.

    visiting u from Aloha Friday.

  8. Great Motto! I should probably choose one for the year as well.

    I found your blog over at the Friday Chaos blog hop and am now following you on GFC. I'm looking forward to reading your future posts :)


  9. Love the motto and this post!!

    I am a brand new follower on twitter and GFC from the Friday Chaos blog hop!! Come by the Aloha Friday Blog Hop!! Have a lovely week!! :)


    Jean {What Jean Likes}

  10. Stopping by from the link up and am now your newest follower. I would love for you to stop by my blog and follow along.

  11. Hey Kyoti!

    I am a new follower form the Friday LinkUp :) following via GFC.

    Nice blog!! Looking forward to read more!


  12. It's always better to pick your battles. It's just too tiring to fight about all the little things.

  13. It's a nice motto. I pick my battles too, and even then very rarely. ;)

    I'm visiting today from the Harvest of Friends Hop. :)


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