Posted by: Zane Maser | March 2, 2018



Seventeen years young,
God spoke to and “called” Florence
to selfless service.

Doubting and frightened,
she grew, step by step, to strength,
undaunted resolve.

Personal life left.
She let Spirit have Its way,
make Its choice for her.

A purpose she came.
Gentle, courageous, and fierce.
Dignity of life.

Extreme compassion,
she challenged the male system,
tradition, beliefs.

A mission she had.
Minds were broadened, hearts opened.
Female nurses came.

Sacrifice, anguish,
she underwent it gladly.
World axis shifts.

Hers a big, bold scope.
Page of history written.
Humankind advanced.

One person’s efforts
can make life better for all
because she answered.


God spoke to me and called me to His Service.
What form this service was to take the voice did not say.
Florence Nightingale, known as the “Lady with the Lamp”


If I could give you information of my life,
it would be to show how a woman of very ordinary
ability has been led by God in strange and unaccustomed
paths to do in His service what He has done in her.
And if I could tell you all, you would see how
God has done all, and I nothing.
Florence Nightingale, global health care and social reformer


So never lose an opportunity of urging a practical
beginning, however small, for it is wonderful how
often in such matters the mustard-seed
germinates and roots itself.
Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing


Other Inspirational Individuals:

• A God-Filled Life: Julian of Norwich

• Life-Changing Moments    (Mother Teresa)

• Master Healer: Dr. Edward Bach

• Profound Goodness    (Charles Dickens)

• The Power And Potential Of Focus    (Louis Pasteur)

• Greatness Within (Theodore Roosevelt)

• Resilience    (Albert Einstein and Victor Frankl)

• That Could Be Me    (Neale Donald Walsch)

• The Planet Of Dyslexia    (some of the many famous individuals who       have/have had dyslexia and their amazing contributions)


Haiku poem © by Zane Maser, 2018. Photos gratefully used from Wikimedia Commons. All 2009-2018 rights of Zane Maser and SunnyCat Astrology reserved worldwide.

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My editorial master and technological wizard is Chris Maser, my joyful husband.

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