Collecting bottles, tossing leftovers, taking out the garbage
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Janice Lynch Schuster is an essayist, journalist, and poet who recently took up drawing. She is a frequent contributor to The Washington Post and The Shriver Report and is the author of What Are Mothers For? She lives in Riva, Maryland.
You have to notice beauty when it appears. That means you have to show up and shut up. If I could give just one piece of advice to all medical students, I would say, “Show up completely, and then shut up for at least two minutes while the miracle in front of you tells you who they are and how you can help them.” If every doctor did just that one thing, it would change medicine.