Realistic Suggestions for a Solution

By Dianne Kemp RN, BA

We seem to be living in a very negative society. Some days it is difficult to keep a positive approach to life.

I worked in many positions during my career as a registered nurse.  Sometimes I was the employee and at other times I was a manager. In most of those jobs, I experienced negative people. As a manager, staff often came to me with complaints – about other staff, work hours, patient care, doctors, etc. They always wanted an answer, a solution. 


I made a rule – if you come to me with a problem, also bring a realistic suggestion for a solution. 

It usually worked – people still had issues, but they thought before complaining.

I try to do this in my everyday life. Before I complain or make a negative comment, I think.  Do I have a suggested solution? Is my negative comment about something or someone that really has no solution – it is just a complaint.

This has changed my attitude and made me a more positive person.

Why talk negatively or complain about something that cannot be changed? We can be a catalyst for change to positivity!!


Dianne Kemp was born in Detroit and moved to Lexington at age 9. She received her Associate Degree in Nursing Science in 1972 from SC4 and a Bachelors in Healthcare Psychology from Graceland College (Iowa) in 1996.
Dianne’s career developed from her love of babies. She was a Maternal Child nurse for 45 years – developing and teaching childbirth and parenting education classes, working as an RN in Mother Baby Care and was the first lactation consultant in the county. She is now volunteering as a chaplain at River District Hospital since losing her vision in her left eye due to a retinal detachment in 2010.
Dianne is the proud mother of three children (one who was disabled and passed away in 2007) and two grandchildren.

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