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noun: appreciation; plural noun: appreciations
the recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something.
a full understanding of a situation.
In this article, I am referring to both definitions of apprecitation. All of us in the MIMS communtiy have been extremely privileged to pursue our dream as healthcare providers. We have different two, three, or four lettered words affixed (with some on the process of affixing) to our surnames. Let us take this day to recognize people who have helped us in our journey. Say "thank you" to our significant other (wife, husband, life partner, boyfriend/girlfriend) who was always there to lend an ear and hand with no reservation. Kiss our parents who never left us throughout our journey with their unwavering mental, emotional, spiritual, and financial support. Give our siblings a hug for their priceless presence and willingness to being converted into human emotional sinks sometimes. Send a warm greeting to relatives who fully understood when we missed an occassion. Acknowledge our mentors who graciuosly shared both time and knowledge without a single word of complaint. Also, let us understand that our healthcare degree is not entirely our toil. It may have been us who studied and spent sleepless night but others also did their work to help. Professors spent a huge chunk of time preparing lectures to supplement our readings. Patients, especially service or charity patients, wholeheartedly gave their consent to give us invaluable experience during the learning years. Lastly, appreciate that society entrusted us to blossom into providing health service. Let's each set our own dates to return the favor by giving back to those in need.