As May gets underway, there are two opportunities to give accolades to some very important people. And although their job descriptions may look different, these professionals are similar in many ways – not the least of which being that they often do not get credit for the incredible work that they do. Both nurses and teachers are the recipients of a full week to honor them, and both have one day set aside to give them praise.
Save the Dates: National Nurses Week is May 6-12, with National Nurses Day falling on May 6. National Teachers Week is May 7-13, with National Teachers Day taking place on May 9.
There is a multitude of ways that both nurses and teachers impact our lives here in Fort Worth, and these special observances give us the chance to let them know how much their contributions matter! At Bice’s Florist, you’ll find thank-you flowers that will add vivid beauty a teacher’s desk or nurse’s station, sure to remind them how they are appreciated.
Across the board, nurses are considered to be the most trusted professionals in any field. They successfully blend skillful medical competence and extreme compassion into one shift. They stand as our advocates and chat with us as friends. They tell us the facts, while also handing us tissues. They are the true cornerstone of every hospital and medical facility. They are with us during some of the most emotional times of our lives – and we consider them angels most of the time.
Why give special recognition to teachers? Because they are so much more than educators to our children. They are mentors, cheerleaders, coaches, and leaders. Sometimes scientists and mathematicians, sometimes counselors and artists – they inspire, they motivate, and they encourage. Nearly everyone can immediately call to mind an influential teacher who played a role in their life. Because they play such a key role in all aspects of life and education, we salute the teachers!
Teachers and nurses are humble heroes who make a lifetime investment in other people – this month, do something to make a beautiful impact on them. Bices Flowers is honored to do just that.