That’s right. In everything you do, put full effort into it. Give it everything you got. I need to share this story because it made my day, and I am sure that it made other people’s day as well.
So, Eunkyung, my wife, is in her last semester in the BSN program at Mount Aloysius College. It is demanding, exhausting, and time consuming. But I am proud that she has done so well and has so much enthusiasm to one day be a nurse and hopefully work at UPMC Altoona. So today she had her clinical day at UPMC Altoona. She arrives at 6:45am and comes home around 7:30pm. Today, was an exciting day… let me explain.
So apparently when she arrived, she was told that they are practicing a drill in the case that a mass tragedy has occurred. She will be acting as one of the many patients coming in for medical help. The scene is that a mass shooting has occurred, and she is a victim of a head trauma. She is elected to go first.
And she hams it up! She walks into the room and scream, “Ahh!! My head, my neck!” Causing a scene. Apparently other people decided not to act out like her. However, she realized that the nurses were having a good time and laugh over her performance. I am proud of her in going 110% in that activity and everything she is doing.
The story made me laugh and made my day and I am sure it made other people’s day as well. I am sure they probably never seen anything like that before. Working in health care is tough. It is stressful and sometimes it can feel unappreciated. I hope Eunkyung helped these workers relax, even if it only temporary.
Go all out on everything you do, even if it feels embarrassing. Make every effort to do any task well and put your heart into it. Faith is as such. Jesus never told us to go 50% or 75%. He wanted 100%. Faith is not about picking up the stuff in the Bible that you like and forget about the challenging stuff. It isn’t about picking and choosing. Faith and all matters of faith is supposed to be challenging. Christian life of faith is about all things. It is about reading the Bible and praying, going to church, practicing love and kindness, and showing compassion and mercy, and always asking and accepting forgiveness. None of these are easy, and most likely for most of us, we are lacking in one, two, or three of these categories. Putting in 100% takes practice, it takes time, it even takes sacrifice of time, emotions, comfort, and pride. But by applying all these things, doing 100% is going to be like clockwork, a new sense of normal, and becomes routine.
Hey this is Rev. Brian Choi's random thought throughout my week. Most of this stuff, will probably be about family, church, fishing, music, movies, food, whatever I think of, hopefully it will have some sort of theological reflection (maybe).