Gratitude is an attitude, according to Regina Lovings. “It’s choosing to be grateful, even when things — like this last year — are chaotic,” says the post-anesthesia care nurse at Baptist Health Richmond.
Throughout the pandemic, Regina says it’s been inspiring to see people stepping up and helping each other amid hard times. “It’s amazing how people have reached out and checked on each other — coming together emotionally to care for each other through such a difficult time.”
When asked what she’s most grateful for, Regina says, “First of all, our Lord and Savior. Without him we can do and are nothing. After Him, my family and co-workers.” She is incredibly grateful to work alongside such dedicated nurses, whom she describes as heroes. “Through COVID, patients often were alone, and our nursing staff stepped in to be their support and their family — to pray with them and be with them, even when they were dying.”