Supporting Roles

September 2, 2007

Be all things to all people. Learn the art of gaining everyone’s support. Go with the moods of others, adapting to their changes without their notice. This is especially important if you are dependent upon them.

Doctors are specialists, but they can’t perform surgery alone. They would have a much harder time performing any procedure without their nurses. All the doctor needs to do is name an instrument and the nurse instantly places it in his or her hand. Many times the nurse has it ready before the doctor even asks for it. The more that doctors and nurses depend upon each other and work well together, the better it is for the patient.


There’s an art to gaining the support of others, but there’s a discipline in being there for them as well. The more people who support us, the moreΒ  time will be required in returning favors. Yet this is an important part of life. The added challenge is coming through for them even when we feel they don’t deserve it.

Back in the ER, the doctors sometimes get panicky and begin barking orders to the nurses. A good nurse will respond to the command, not the tone. When a heart has stopped and the person is turning blue is not the time to stop everything and declare, “I don’t appreciate your attitude, Doctor.”

Similarly, we need to be there for people even when they aren’t as appreciative as they should be. Pain, fear, and other powerful emotions can cause nice people to act not so nicely. We need to see them through the emergency first. WeΒ can address our concerns about their attitudes later.

When you see someone in need, lend a hand. Later, when you find yourself in need, you may be surprised at how many hands are there to support you.

Yep! I’m addictedΒ to Grey’s Anatomy. Hence, the inspiration for this post.


18 Responses to “Supporting Roles”

  1. Kyels Says:

    Hey hey!

    I’m addicted to it too and I second to what you’ve written.


    Kyels, you’ve been truly supportive. πŸ˜‰

  2. Angele Says:

    Hey I’m a fan of Grey’s anatomy also! πŸ˜€ I’m waiting for the next season to start.
    Still have 3 weeks to go!

    Hehe.. 3 weeks ain’t that far away, Angele. πŸ˜‰

  3. Sha Says:

    Unsung heroes are always the real heroes in drastic situations πŸ™‚

    That’s true, Sha. πŸ˜‰

  4. Vern Says:

    Reminds me of a song,

    “Lean on me, when you’re not strong, I’ll be your friend, I’ll help you carry on..”

    πŸ™‚ Have a great week ahead, Jems.

    I love that song, Vern. Thanks. πŸ™‚

    Hope you have a good coming week too. πŸ˜‰

  5. may Says:

    *brings out extra hands*
    who needs a hand? *wink*

    *waves both hands at May* πŸ˜‰

  6. What I don’t understand is why the book Gray’s Anatomy is nothing like the TV series. It just has pictures of bones and muscles and stuff. πŸ™‚

    Haha.. I see you’ve been reading Henry Gray’s book, Dabs. πŸ˜‰

  7. elviza Says:

    Dearest Jemima,

    Huh, what a post and what a picture. If you are addicted to Greys Anatomy, I am in love with Derek Shepred.

    Those dowy, deep eyes, the voice and even the hair is irresistable for me.

    Can’t get enough of this series. Take care dear

    Elviza, I love them all.. each & every character in the show.
    McDreamy.. no doubt about him.. he sure makes me go weak in the knees. πŸ˜†

    Have a great week & take care too. πŸ˜‰

  8. waz Says:

    not a fan but i like your entry!
    no man is an island, rite? πŸ˜›

    That’s one way of looking at it, Waz. πŸ˜‰

  9. misha Says:

    ahhh .. mUM loves this series πŸ™‚

    happy monday !!!

    Your mum got good taste, Mish. πŸ˜‰

    Happy Monday!!!

  10. ben Says:

    I like GREY’s anatomy!!!! πŸ˜€

    Glad to hear that, Ben. πŸ˜‰

  11. iamikel Says:

    i’m a fan of grey anatomy too too too too…. don’t you think McDreamy is HOT HOT HOT.. hehe~

    ok ok! nah… give you my hand. you want left or right?

    Another fan.. hmmm.. must start a fan club. πŸ˜›

    Iamikel, I do think McDreamy is very HOT. πŸ˜†

    Left or right? Any hand will do. πŸ˜‰
    Thanks, dear.

  12. Gallivanter Says:

    I’ll stick to DR HOUSE. πŸ™‚

    LOL.. No problem, Dan. πŸ˜‰

  13. PrEtTY iN tHE CiTY Says:

    Patrick Dempsey is cute. =p

    He is HOT, M. πŸ˜‰

  14. Ashish Says:

    So um, everyone should hand me their governments before I even ask for it? πŸ˜›

    Its been a long time since I found my way over here… *bear hug* πŸ™‚

    Wishful thinking, Ashish. πŸ˜›

    Yep, you’ve been missing for sometime. πŸ˜‰

    *bear hug back*

  15. Lil Says:

    i can’t wait for season 4 to start – goooooo GA!

    Hehe.. I can see that you’re another GA fan, Lil. πŸ˜‰

  16. Che-Cheh Says:

    Yeah…anytime you want a helping hand…i’ll be there. Just don’t ask me to do illegal stuff. πŸ˜›

    Thanks, my dear. πŸ™‚
    Never in a million years will I ask you to do that but… can you make sure Chester gives a helping paw too? πŸ˜›

  17. winn Says:

    i havent watch any of this yet…..
    i’ve heard good review abt this….!! (psst no i have no sleeping prob i m jus waiting for my bro to come home!! ) πŸ˜›

    You’re a good & caring sister, Winn. πŸ™‚

  18. jazzee Says:

    Grey’s Season 4 starts 27 Sept! Yippeeeee!! House starts 25 Sept!

    Hehe.. Thanks for the update, Jazzee. πŸ˜€

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